escalation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɛskəˈleɪʃən/


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escalation

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. [currency, price, cost] escalation
  2. a [three] -fold escalation
  3. an escalation of [thirty] percent
  4. the [singer's, actress's] escalation to fame
  5. the escalation of (the) [conflict, violence, tensions, hostilities]
  6. [halt, prevent, impede] the escalation of [conflict]
  7. the [continuing, worrying, alarming] escalation of
  8. the [likelihood, probability, chances] of escalation
  9. [tried, managed] to halt the escalation
  10. its [inevitable, expected, unfortunate] escalation to [violence, conflict, war]
  11. caused an escalation in [violence]
  12. the escalation of the [claim, issue, complaint] (to the central office)
n as adj
  1. [insert, add] an escalation clause
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