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What is another word for escalating?

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To increase in extent or intensity
“Both sides embarked on an escalating public relations battle and a frantic scramble for the moral high ground.”
Experiencing rapid growth or expansion, surging at an accelerated pace
An act or instance of evelating or rising up
Present participle for to increase in amount, size, degree or value
“The cost of the Games has risen to at least 6 billion euros, and many observers expect the costs to escalate even more.”
Present participle for to make or become bigger in scale, or more intense or serious
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“Therefore, there is the possibility that a relatively small problem may rapidly escalate into a crisis.”
Present participle for to deteriorate in condition
“The sinful nature of these brutes is starting to escalate to highly dangerous levels.”
Present participle for to make more strict or stringent
“We will have to escalate the measures taken and perhaps use existing regulations to control the sale of these products.”
Present participle for to transfer responsibility, typically to a higher authority
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“At that time, if we are still not in agreement, I will have no choice but to escalate this issue to my manager Glenda Starnes.”
Present participle for to elevate or extend in an upward direction or motion
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Present participle for to hasten the speed or progress of
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