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To increase in amount, size, degree or value
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“Defeat could cause one side or the other to escalate the conflict.”
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To increase rapidly
“The cost of the Games has risen to at least 6 billion euros, and many observers expect the costs to escalate even more.”
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Make or become more intense or serious
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“Therefore there is the possibility that a relatively small problem may rapidly escalate into a crisis.”
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Transfer responsibility
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To hasten the speed or progress of
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