- simple past tense of uprise.
[verb uhp-rahyz; noun uhp-rahyz]
- to rise up; get up, as from a lying or sitting posture.
- to rise into view: As we approached the city, the spires of tall buildings uprose as if to greet us.
- to rise in revolt.
- to come into existence or prominence: Many calamities uprose to plague the people during the war.
- to move upward; mount up; ascend.
- to come above the horizon.
- to slope upward: The land uprises from the river to the hills.
- to swell or grow, as a sound: A blare of trumpets uprose to salute the king.
- an act of rising up.
Origin of uprise
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- (tr) to rise up
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Word Origin and History for uprose
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