Definition of 'escalate'
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People he'd scorned and made to look like fools were now all silently hoping this farce would escalate. COLDHEART CANYON (2001)"She let that notion hang in the silence, not pressing him for fear his panic would escalate. THE GREAT AND SECRET SHOW (2001)
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Used Occasionally. escalate is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'escalate'
British English: escalate VERB
If a bad situation escalates or if someone or something escalates it, it becomes greater in size, seriousness, or intensity.
Both unions and management fear the dispute could escalate.
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