uprear

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English upreren, equivalent to up- +‎ rear.

Verb[edit]

uprear (third-person singular simple present uprears, present participle uprearing, simple past and past participle upreared) (transitive, intransitive)

  1. To raise something up; to rise up; to erect
    • John Marston
      With tears, with blushes, sighs and clasped hands, / With innocent upreared arms to heaven, []
    • 1850, William Wordsworth, The Prelude
      a huge peak, black and huge, as if with voluntary power instinct, upreared its head.

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