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riot

noun uk   /ˈraɪ.ət/ us  
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.

riot

verb [I] uk   /ˈraɪ.ət/ us  
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.
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