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She recently let them run riot in her bathroom cabinet. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some looked like they were in riot gear. The Sun (2016)The other option is to spend money on rebuilding prisons as rioting takes over the system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)All of the above was present and more in a riot of colour, pattern and embellishment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Through the 18th century there were riots and acts of sabotage provoked by anxiety about wages and unemployment. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The next time there are riots, don't spray anyone with money. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They spout rubbish and sit back while energy firms run riot. The Sun (2013)Poor housing has been a significant factor in the riots of recent times. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Young people were rioting in the streets and causing chaos. The Sun (2011)But the staging was a riot of colour and effects. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Furious band management read them the riot act when they returned to their hotel. The Sun (2012)You just want to let your imagination run riot. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Algeria has already been rocked over recent weeks by riots and protests. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Who gets cornered in the diner during a terrifying race riot? The Sun (2010)She stood serenely as white police officers in riot gear rushed to arrest her. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Teams of prison service riot squads brought the disturbances to an end. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They resembled a riot mob as lights were dimmed. The Sun (2015)Many such people took part in the rioting. Garraty, John Arthur The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The house was a riot of activity and there were always people staying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This sparked off much rioting and intimidation in mixed areas. Davey, Ray Rev. & Cole, John A Channel of Peace (1993)She more or less runs riot through the show. John Fisher Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006) People would riot in the streets. The Sun (2013)For better or worse, expect a riot. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I did not come into local government to put riot police on the streets of Basildon. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The match was awarded to Sri Lanka by the referee after a crowd riot. Times, Sunday Times (2011)If a riot had taken place in Cheltenham, there would have been a run on the things. Times, Sunday Times (2011)For the first time since the 1990 poll tax riots, the government has bowed to a street demo. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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British English: riot /ˈraɪət/ NOUN
When there is a riot, a crowd of people behave violently in a public place, for example they fight, throw stones, or damage buildings and vehicles.
Twelve people were injured during a riot at the prison.
  • American English: riot
  • Arabic: شَغَب
  • Brazilian Portuguese: distúrbio
  • Chinese: 骚乱
  • Croatian: pobuna
  • Czech: výtržnosti
  • Danish: oprør
  • Dutch: rel
  • European Spanish: disturbio
  • Finnish: mellakka
  • French: émeute
  • German: Aufruhr
  • Greek: εξέγερση
  • Italian: tumulto
  • Japanese: 暴動
  • Korean: 폭동
  • Norwegian: opprør
  • Polish: bunt
  • European Portuguese: distúrbio
  • Romanian: răzmeriță
  • Russian: бунт
  • Spanish: disturbio
  • Swedish: upplopp
  • Thai: การจลาจล
  • Turkish: ayaklanma
  • Ukrainian: заколот
  • Vietnamese: sự náo loạn
British English: riot /ˈraɪət/ VERB
If people riot, they behave violently in a public place.
Last year 600 inmates rioted, starting fires and building barricades.
  • American English: riot
  • Arabic: يُشاغِبُ
  • Brazilian Portuguese: provocar distúrbios
  • Chinese: 骚乱
  • Croatian: pobuniti
  • Czech: dělat výtržnosti
  • Danish: gøre oprør
  • Dutch: oproer maken
  • European Spanish: causar disturbios
  • Finnish: mellakoida
  • French: se soulever révolte
  • German: randalieren
  • Greek: εξεγείρομαι
  • Italian: insorgere
  • Japanese: 暴動を起こす
  • Korean: 폭동을 일으키다
  • Norwegian: lage opptøyer
  • Polish: rozniecić bunt
  • European Portuguese: provocar distúrbios
  • Romanian: a face scandal
  • Russian: бунтовать
  • Spanish: causar disturbios
  • Swedish: ställa till upplopp
  • Thai: ก่อการจลาจล
  • Turkish: başkaldırmak
  • Ukrainian: порушувати громадський порядок
  • Vietnamese: nổi loạn

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