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riot

noun uk   us   /ˈraɪ.ət/
C1 [C] a noisy, violent, and uncontrolled public meeting: Inner-city riots erupted when a local man was shot by police. [S] old-fashioned informal a very funny or entertaining occasion or person: "How was the party?" "It was great - we had a riot." I met Mike's brother for the first time - he's a riot.
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verb [I] uk   us   /ˈraɪ.ət/
C2 to take part in a riot: Students are rioting in the streets of the capital.
rioter
noun [C] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
Police and rioters clashed violently.
rioting
noun [U] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tɪŋ/  us   /-t̬ɪŋ/
The government is afraid of further serious rioting today.
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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