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rising star  

     ( rising stars    plural  ) A rising star in a particular sport, art, or area of business is someone who is starting to do very well and who people think will soon be very successful.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count  
Anna is a rising star in the world of modelling.     
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rise     ( rises    plural & 3rd person present)   ( rising    present participle)   ( rose    past tense)   ( risen    past participle  )
1       verb   If something rises, it moves upwards.  
He watched the smoke rise from his cigarette...      V from/to n  
The powdery dust rose in a cloud around him.      V  
      Rise up means the same as rise., phrasal verb  
Spray rose up from the surface of the water...      V P from/to n  
Black dense smoke rose up.      V P  
2       verb   When you rise, you stand up.  
FORMAL   Luther rose slowly from the chair...      V from n  
He looked at Livy and Mark, who had risen to greet him.      V  
      Rise up means the same as rise., phrasal verb  
The only thing I wanted was to rise up from the table and leave this house.      V P from n  
3       verb   When you rise, you get out of bed.  
FORMAL   Tony had risen early and gone to the cottage to work.      V  
4       verb   When the sun or moon rises, it appears in the sky.,   (Antonym: set)    He wanted to be over the line of the ridge before the sun had risen.      V  
5       verb   You can say that something rises when it appears as a large tall shape.  
LITERARY   The building rose before him, tall and stately...      V prep/adv  
      Rise up means the same as rise., phrasal verb  
The White Mountains rose up before me.      V P prep/adv  
6       verb   If the level of something such as the water in a river rises, it becomes higher.,   (Antonym: fall)    The waters continue to rise as more than 1,000 people are evacuated.      V  
7       verb   If land rises, it slopes upwards.,   (Antonym: fall)    He looked up the slope of land that rose from the house...      V prep/adv  
The ground begins to rise some 20 yards away...      V  
8       verb   If an amount rises, it increases.,   (Antonym: fall)    Pre-tax profits rose from £842,000 to £1.82m...      V from/to amount  
Tourist trips of all kinds in Britain rose by 10.5% between 1977 and 1987...      V by amount  
Exports in June rose 1.5% to a record $30.91 billion...      V amount  
The number of business failures has risen...      V  
The increase is needed to meet rising costs.      V-ing  
9       n-count   A rise in the amount of something is an increase in it.  
N in n   (=increase)  
...the prospect of another rise in interest rates...     
10       n-count   A rise is an increase in your wages or your salary.  
  (BRIT)   (=increase)  
He will get a pay rise of nearly £4,000.     
in AM, use raise     
11       n-sing   The rise of a movement or activity is an increase in its popularity or influence.  
the N of n   (=increase)  
...the rise of racism in America.     
12       verb   If the wind rises, it becomes stronger.  
The wind was still rising, approaching a force nine gale.      V  
13       verb   If a sound rises or if someone's voice rises, it becomes louder or higher.  
`Bernard?' Her voice rose hysterically...      V  
His voice rose almost to a scream.      V to n  
14       verb   When the people in a country rise, they try to defeat the government or army that is controlling them.  
The National Convention has promised armed support to any people who wish to rise against armed oppression.      V against n  
      Rise up means the same as rise., phrasal verb  
He warned that if the government moved against him the people would rise up...      V P  
A woman called on the population to rise up against the government.      V P against n  
   rising            ( risings    plural)    n-count  
...popular risings against tyrannical rulers.     
15       verb   If someone risesto a higher position or status, they become more important, successful, or powerful.  
She is a strong woman who has risen to the top of a deeply sexist organisation...      V prep  
      Rise up means the same as rise., phrasal verb  
I started with Hoover 26 years ago in sales and rose up through the ranks.      V P prep  
16       n-sing   The rise of someone is the process by which they become more important, successful, or powerful.  
with poss     (Antonym: fall)    Haig's rise was fuelled by an all-consuming sense of patriotic duty...     
17       phrase   If something gives rise to an event or situation, it causes that event or situation to happen.  
V inflects, PHR n  
Low levels of choline in the body can give rise to high blood-pressure...     
18   
    to rise to the bait  
    bait  
    to rise to the challenge  
    challenge  
    to rise to the occasion  
    occasion   rise above      phrasal verb   If you rise above a difficulty or problem, you manage not to let it affect you.  
It tells the story of an aspiring young man's attempt to rise above the squalor of the street.      V P n   rise up  
    rise 1, 2, 5, 14, 15  


rising damp     
If a building has rising damp, moisture that has entered the bricks has moved upwards from the floor, causing damage to the walls.  
  (BRIT)      n-uncount  
rising star        ( rising stars    plural  ) A rising star in a particular sport, art, or area of business is someone who is starting to do very well and who people think will soon be very successful.     (JOURNALISM)      n-count  
Anna is a rising star in the world of modelling.     
self-rising flour     
Self-rising flour is flour that makes cakes rise when they are cooked because it has chemicals added to it.  
  (AM)      n-uncount  
in BRIT, use self-raising flour     

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n.
Star Wars (à l'origine nommée sous son titre français, La Guerre des étoiles) est une épopée cinématographique de science-fiction créée par George Lucas en 1977.

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