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What is another word for runs riot?

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To behave in a wild, violent or rampageous manner
“Buses are set ablaze as protestors run riot in Bengaluru.”
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To act or move with great force or intensity
“We were now in mid-winter, July 15th, when the storms run riot over these two prominent head-lands of our globe.”
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To act or behave in an inappropriate, improper, incorrect, or unexpected manner
“A good teacher won't spend all their time allowing children to run riot in the classroom, but won't spend all their time shouting at them either.”
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To revel or carouse in an extremely wild manner
“The mayor campaigns to ban the festival after thousands of revelers run riot and leave a sea of trash behind.”
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To proliferate or spread uncontrollably
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“The deacon was now fearful that the news would get out and run riot through the community.”
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Make a noisy disturbance
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Grow or develop without restraint or discipline
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To become disobedient against authority
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Use too much
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To express or describe in exaggerated terms
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To develop or progress rapidly and successfully
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To disregard the rules and refuse to conform
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