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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Increase in extent or intensity.

Usage examples (30)
  • Here is where the. system can escalate from a clash over some incident in Berlin to wholesale nuclear annihilation.
  • He talks in detail about the way things escalate, which is true for most of us.
  • Yep, even Fox News writers are using the word "escalate" now.
  • Seems to me that the Dems in the Senate need to "escalate" the importance of THIS vote. for more
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