rebel

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Pronunciation[change]

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Noun[change]

Singular
rebel

Plural
rebels

  1. (countable) A rebel is somebody who fights against power, especially against your own government.
    There are six or more armed rebel groups fighting government forces in and around those forests.
    When he was young, he was a bit of a rebel, and was always getting in trouble at school.

Verb[change]

Plain form
rebel

Third-person singular
rebels

Past tense
rebelled

Past participle
rebelled

Present participle
rebelling

  1. (intransitive) If you rebel against something that has power over you, you fight against it.
    Teachers need to balance many things so their students don't rebel against them.

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