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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.”
An act or instance of evelating or rising up
Present participle for to increase in amount, size, degree or value
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“Defeat could cause one side or the other to escalate the conflict.”
Present participle for 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.”
Present participle for make or become more intense or serious
“Therefore there is the possibility that a relatively small problem may rapidly escalate into a crisis.”
Present participle for transfer responsibility
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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