Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To raise or lift up.
  • intransitive verb To rise up.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To rear up; raise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To raise; to erect.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to raise something up; to rise up; to erect

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The pony did not like it, sometimes so successfully resisting with spread, taut legs and mutinous head-tossings, as to overcome the jerk of the ropes, and, at the same time wheeling, to fall heavily on its side or to uprear as the pull on the ropes was relaxed.

    CHAPTER XXV

  • At first Bâtard would crowd himself into the smallest possible space, grovelling close to the floor; but as the music came nearer and nearer, he was forced to uprear, his back jammed into the logs, his fore legs fanning the air as though to beat off the rippling waves of sound.

    BÂTARD

  • To climb the huge boulders the animals were compelled to uprear and struggle blindly through the tangled mass of vegetation.

    All Gold Cañon

  • To climb the huge boulders the animals were compelled to uprear and struggle blindly through the tangled mass of vegetation.

    All Gold Canon

  • It came in his mind to bid his henchmen a hall uprear, ia master mead-house, mightier far than ever was seen by the sons of earth, and within it, then, to old and young he would all allot that the Lord had sent him, save only the land and the lives of his men.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • It came in his mind to bid his henchmen a hall uprear, ia master mead-house, mightier far than ever was seen by the sons of earth, and within it, then, to old and young he would all allot that the Lord had sent him, save only the land and the lives of his men.

    Beowulf, translated by Francis Gummere

  • It came in his mind to bid his henchmen a hall uprear, ia master mead-house, mightier far than ever was seen by the sons of earth, and within it, then, to old and young he would all allot that the Lord had sent him, save only the land and the lives of his men.

    Beowulf

  • God, in a code of laws prepared for such a people at such a time, should uprear on its foreground a blazing beacon to flash terror on slaveholders.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • Here falls a cold rill drop by drop, and green grass-blades uprear

    Theocritus, translated into English Verse

  • God, in a code of laws prepared for such a people at such a time, should uprear on its foreground a blazing beacon to flash terror on slaveholders.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus

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