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riot

noun [C]  us   /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
verb [I]  us   /ˈrɑɪ·ət/
Inmates rioted yesterday at the prison.
rioter
noun [C]  us   /ˈrɑɪ·ət̬·ər/
The police said 80 rioters had been arrested.
Translations of “riot”
in Arabic شَغَب…
in Korean 폭동, 시위…
in Malaysian kekacauan…
in French émeute…
in Turkish gösteri, kargaşa, ayaklanma…
in Italian rivolta, sommossa, disordine…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴亂, 騷亂, 聚衆鬧事…
in Russian мятеж, беспорядки…
in Polish zamieszki, rozruchy…
in Vietnamese cuộc bạo loạn…
in Spanish disturbio, motín…
in Portuguese motim…
in Thai การก่อความไม่สงบ…
in German der Aufruhr…
in Catalan disturbi…
in Japanese 暴動, 騒動…
in Indonesian huru-hara…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴乱, 骚乱, 聚众闹事…
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