rise above something

rise above something
rise above (something) to not allow something unpleasant to influence you.

She rose above personal tragedy by following the principles of self-reliance, discipline, and education.

Phillips had little hope of rising above poverty.


New idioms dictionary. 2014.

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  • rise above something — …   Useful english dictionary

  • rise above — To remain unaffected, unlimited or unconstrained by • • • Main Entry: ↑rise * * * rise above [phrasal verb] rise above (something) 1 : to not allow yourself to be hurt or controlled by (something bad or harmful) We need to rise above our… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rise above — (something) to not allow something unpleasant to influence you. She rose above personal tragedy by following the principles of self reliance, discipline, and education. Phillips had little hope of rising above poverty …   New idioms dictionary

  • rise above — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms rise above : present tense I/you/we/they rise above he/she/it rises above present participle rising above past tense rose above past participle risen above 1) a) rise above something to deal well with a… …   English dictionary

  • rise — rise1 [ raız ] (past tense rose [ rouz ] ; past participle ris|en [ rızn ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move upward ▸ 2 increase ▸ 3 achieve success/power ▸ 4 stand up ▸ 5 be tall/high ▸ 6 fight against government ▸ 7 become red ▸ + PHRASES 1. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • rise — rise1 W1S2 [raız] v past tense rose [rəuz US rouz] past participle risen [ˈrızən] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(increase)¦ 2¦(go upwards)¦ 3¦(stand)¦ 4¦(become successful)¦ 5¦(be tall)¦ 6¦(voice/sound)¦ 7¦(sun/moon/star)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rise — 1 /raIz/ verb past tense rose past participle risen / rIzFn/ (I) 1 INCREASE to increase in number, amount or value: House prices are likely to rise towards the end of this year. | rise by 10%/$3/a large amount etc: Sales rose by 20% over the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • rise */*/*/ — I UK [raɪz] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms rise : present tense I/you/we/they rise he/she/it rises present participle rising past tense rose UK [rəʊz] / US [roʊz] past participle risen UK [ˈrɪz(ə)n] / US 1) rise or rise up to move upwards or …   English dictionary

  • rise*/*/*/ — [raɪz] (past tense rose [rəʊz] ; past participle risen [ˈrɪz(ə)n] ) verb I 1) to move upwards or to a higher position The aircraft rose slowly into the air.[/ex] Thick black smoke rose from the middle of the town.[/ex] As the sun rose in the sky …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • rise — /ruyz/, v., rose, risen /riz euhn/, rising, n. v.i. 1. to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees. 2. to get up from bed, esp. to… …   Universalium

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