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riot

ri·ot

riot

 
pronunciation:
raI t
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
run riot
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a violent public disturbance, usu. involving a large number of people.
A riot broke out after the news was announced, and police were called in to quell it.Many people were injured and a great deal of property was destroyed during the riot.
synonyms:
disturbance, tumult
definition 2: in law, such a disturbance by three or more people carrying out a common private purpose.
synonyms:
commotion, disorder, disruption
definition 3: similar disorderly behavior or manner of living.
synonyms:
chaos, rowdiness, tumult, uproar
definition 4: a violent or unrestrained outbreak of emotion.
synonyms:
explosion, outbreak, outburst, scene, storm
definition 5: a lively profusion, as of colors.
definition 6: (informal) a person or thing that is wildly funny.
He's a riot at parties.
synonyms:
panic, scream
phrase: run riot
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rioted, rioting, riots
definition: to participate in a public riot.
similar words:
carouse, rampage, revolt, rise, rumble, run amok, storm, uprise