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revolt

1 noun
     
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re‧volt1 [uncountable and countable]
1 a refusal to accept someone's authority or obey rules or laws [= rebellion]:
The prime minister is now facing a revolt by members of his own party.
revolt against
a revolt against authority
revolt over
a revolt over the proposed spending cuts
in revolt
French farmers are in revolt over cheap imports.
2PPGPM strong and often violent action by a lot of people against their ruler or government [= rebellion; ↪ revolution]:
the Polish revolt of 1863
revolt against
a revolt against the central government
revolt of
the successful revolt of the American colonies
put down/crush a revolt (=use military force to stop it)
Troops loyal to the President crushed the revolt.

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