Definition of 'rebel'
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But clashes erupted between rebels and government troops. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Labour MPs rebelling against their leader should remember that. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Rebel leaders met to discuss American proposals to withdraw, allowing civilians also to be moved out. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Rather than risk a second referendum, the government and rebels decided to ratify the new deal in Congress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Key to this plan is the gradual strengthening of the rebel army. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The military rebels and the people who put them down had both shown savage faces. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Last week the rebel government vowed to place the militias firmly under its control. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Will they find it in themselves to rebel one last time and cause mayhem? Times, Sunday Times (2007)Now is the time to rebel and oppose what you think is wrong in the media. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their throats were cut by another rebel. Times, Sunday Times (2013) People could rebel against him anonymously by writing a letter requesting a vote of no confidence. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Both government and rebel forces have accused each other of using chemical weapons. The Sun (2013) People are rebelling against that and we are making that challenge right now. The Sun (2010)For the next three months widespread and savage killings by both rebels and government forces caused some thirty thousand deaths. THE FOUR NATIONS: A History of the United Kingdom (2002)Critics point to the logistical difficulties of supplying weapons and the lack of clarity over the composition of the rebel army. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Government forces said yesterday that they had pushed the rebels back another three miles after heavy fighting earlier in the week. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are now in rebel country. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was reportedly captured by Libyan rebel special forces. Times, Sunday Times (2011)After forcing the former president to flee the country, rebel forces descended on the presidential palace. Christianity Today (2000)A new and more bitter tone can be detected in the rebel forces. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was not clear where the remains were bound after rebel leaders said that they would stay on the train until international investigators arrived at the scene. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And most Tories are rebelling against their leader 's fervour for them. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: rebel NOUN
Rebels are people who are fighting against the people who are in charge somewhere, for example the government.
...fighting between rebels and government forces.
British English: rebel VERB
If politicians rebel against one of their own party's policies, they show that they oppose it.
More than forty representatives rebelled against the government and voted against the bill.
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