Updated English - Vietnamese Dictionary
escalates|escalated|escalating'eskəleɪtAdvanced English Dictionary
+increase in extent or intensity
+ verbCollocation Dictionary
~ (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
1 become/make sth worse
rapidly | steadily
Violence between the two sides has been steadily escalating.
The conflict could escalate rapidly into a full-scale war.
The cost of raw materials has escalated sharply.
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