uprise [up rīz′; ] for n. [ up′rīz΄]
uprose, uprisen, uprising
1. to get up; rise
2. to move or slope upward; ascend
3. to rise into view, being, or activity
4. to be or become erect or upright
5. to increase in size, volume, etc.; swell, as sound
6. to rise in revolt
1. the act or process of rising up
2. an upward slope or ascent

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