Verb(1) increase in extent or intensity
(1) The costs continue to escalate for the country and its people.(2) When you've made your point and the other party has made his point, please do not escalate it to a never-ending heated discussion.(3) It is an example of how costs can escalate with private finance initiatives.(4) we do not want to escalate the war(5) Beef prices are now at a twenty-year low while costs continue to escalate .(6) In turn, the increased prices caused health costs to escalate in a vicious circle.(7) Therefore there is the possibility that a relatively small problem may rapidly escalate into a crisis.(8) The new parliament remains the centre of controversy as building costs escalate .(9) Not surprisingly petrol prices increased during August as world oil prices continued to escalate .(10) Inflation and other building costs could cause the costs to escalate if there was significant delay in construction.(11) Sources say they were kept quiet in order not to escalate the row with Russia.(12) If the firefighters persevere with their eight-day strike this week, then matters could escalate rapidly.(13) The cost of the Games has risen to at least 6 billion euros, and many observers expect the costs to escalate even more.(14) More studies into the feasibility of a waste tunnel will cause yet more delays and cause costs to escalate further.(15) I became involved in an incident that could easily have escalated into something really nasty.(16) She said the dispute escalated into a furious struggle between her and her husband, who was wielding a baseball bat.
1. increase rapidly ::
2. grow ::
3. intensify ::
1. contract ::
2. decrease ::
3. diminish ::
4. dwindle ::
5. lessen ::
6. recede ::
7. wane ::
Different Formsdeescalate, deescalates, escalate, escalated, escalates, escalating
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