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rebel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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rebelreb‧el1 /ˈrebəl/ ●●○ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 1 PPGsomeone who opposes or fights against people in authority 🔊 Anti-government rebels attacked the town.rebel forces/soldiers 🔊 the rebel leader2 DISOBEYsomeone who refuses to do things in the normal way, or in the way that other people want them to 🔊 Alex has always been a bit of a rebel.
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rebelrebel soldiersShe was a rebel, who horrified her family by rejecting a promising career in law to become an actor.Anti-government rebels have seized the radio station.The house churches are not natural rebels, and only want to be left alone.A large number of rebels escaped to the east as the army closed in on Jaffra.That extreme, impolitic candor was one of the characteristics that made Rice a perfect rebel and a considerably less perfect leader.a teenage rebelThis not only altered the strategic military balance in favour of the rebels, it also gave them an important psychological boost.This was construed by some to mean that the rebels were planning attacks against these facilities.Or inside the fences with the rebels?The rebel cavalry were on the left of the second line.The rebels attacked an airfield, exchanging fire with Russian troops.In his black leather jacket and chains he looked every inch the young rebel.rebel forces/soldiersAs many as 200 civilians and an unknown number of military personnel died during heavy fighting between government and rebel forces.The men and women I had known as rebel soldiers in the mountains now wore suits.As rebel forces loyal to Nabiyev approached the capital, a state of emergency was imposed on Oct. 22.Krayon's palace has been taken over by rebel forces and we are in the midst of this mix.With a glass, the rebel soldiers... could be distinctly seen.Three of the rebel soldiers and one government soldier were killed.A problem deserving consideration is how strong the rebel forces actually were.The rebel soldiers were imprisoned and taken to Lisbon.
rebelre‧bel2 /rɪˈbel/ ●○○ verb (rebelled, rebelling) [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 DISOBEYto oppose or fight against someone in authority or against an idea or situation which you do not agree withrebel against 🔊 teenage boys rebelling against their parents2 written if your stomach, legs, mind etc rebel, you cannot do or believe something you think you should 🔊 He knew he ought to eat, but his stomach rebelled.→ See Verb table
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rebelWhen the federal government refused this request, the Southern States rebelled.Finally, however, Presley rebelled.The first question concerns the individual, structural, and cultural factors that motivate people to rebel.Young girls like to rebel a little.Women are rebelling against domestic drudgery.Typically, at the time, he is rebelling against his parents, his teachers, and his church.There was only one thing she could do, though everything within her rebelled against it.Teenagers tend to rebel against people in authority.And both Sly and Jimi rebelled against the narrow-mindedness in which they grew up.The slaves were punished for rebelling against their owners.No wonder that many grown women rebel against them.Her parents wanted her to go to university, but she rebelled and went to live on a commune.The eastern provinces are likely to rebel if they are not given more freedom.rebel againstThe novel tells the story of a teenager who rebels against his father.In Croatia, Serbs rebelled against the republic's authorities.
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Verb table
rebel
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrebel
he, she, itrebels
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrebelled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave rebelled
he, she, ithas rebelled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad rebelled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill rebel
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have rebelled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam rebelling
he, she, itis rebelling
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you, we, theyare rebelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas rebelling
you, we, theywere rebelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been rebelling
he, she, ithas been rebelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been rebelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be rebelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been rebelling
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