escalate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈɛskəleɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈɛskəˌleɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(eskə lāt′)


Inflections of 'escalate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
escalates
v 3rd person singular
escalating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
escalated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
escalated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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escalate

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. well [that, things] (certainly) escalated quickly
  2. to avoid escalating the [war, conflict, fighting] (in)
  3. the [war] has escalated (in)
  4. the [argument, discussion] escalated [to, into] violence
  5. could escalate [to] [violence]
  6. has escalated over the last [month]
  7. quickly escalated [to] violence
  8. [prices, costs] escalated (due to)
  9. caused the [price] to escalate
  10. have escalated to [over, more than]
  11. continued to escalate (until)
  12. without escalating the situation
  13. tensions further escalated (when)
  14. escalate the issue to [human resources, the manager]
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