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verb [I]     /ˈraɪ.ət/
C2 to take part in a riot: Students are rioting in the streets of the capital.Taking action against people in powerSocial order and disorder rioter     /ˈraɪ.ə.tər/ US  /-t̬ɚ/ noun [C] Police and rioters clashed violently.Miscellaneous criminals rioting     /ˈraɪ.ə.tɪŋ/ US  /-t̬ɪŋ/ noun [U] The government is afraid of further serious rioting today.Social order and disorderTaking action against people in power
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