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escalate /,eskəleit/
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Concise Dictionary
escalates|escalated|escalating'eskəleɪt
verb
+increase in extent or intensity
Advanced English Dictionary
+ verb
~ (sth) (into sth) to become or make sth greater, worse, more serious, etc: [V] The fighting escalated into a full-scale war. + the escalating costs of health care + [VN] We do not want to escalate the war.
escalation noun [C, U]: an escalation in food prices + further escalation of the conflict
Collocation Dictionary
verb

1 become/make sth worse

ADV.

rapidly | steadily
Violence between the two sides has been steadily escalating.
| suddenly

PREP.

into
The conflict could escalate rapidly into a full-scale war.

2 increase

ADV.

sharply
The cost of raw materials has escalated sharply.



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