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riot

noun [C]    /ˈrɑɪ·ət/
a noisy and violent public gathering: The streets in this district include South Central Los Angeles, where the riots broke out two years ago. infml A riot is also something very amusing: [C usually sing] The show was a riot. riot    /ˈrɑɪ·ət/ verb [I] Inmates rioted yesterday at the prison. rioter    /ˈrɑɪ·ət̬·ər/ noun [C] The police said 80 rioters had been arrested.
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