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riotnoun

uk   /ˈraɪ.ət/ 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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riotverb [I]

uk   /ˈraɪ.ət/ us   /ˈraɪ.ət/
rioter
noun [C] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tər/ us   /ˈraɪ.ə.t̬ɚ/
Police and rioters clashed violently.
rioting
noun [U] uk   /ˈraɪ.ə.tɪŋ/ us   /ˈraɪ.ə.t̬ɪŋ/
The government is afraid of further serious rioting today.
(Definition of riot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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riotnoun [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.
(Definition of riot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “riot”
in Korean 폭동, 시위…
in Arabic شَغَب…
in Malaysian kekacauan…
in French émeute…
in Russian мятеж, беспорядки…
in Chinese (Traditional) 暴亂, 騷亂, 聚衆鬧事…
in Italian rivolta, sommossa, disordine…
in Turkish gösteri, kargaşa, ayaklanma…
in Polish zamieszki, rozruchy…
in Spanish disturbio, motín…
in Vietnamese cuộc bạo loạn…
in Portuguese motim…
in Thai การก่อความไม่สงบ…
in German der Aufruhr…
in Catalan disturbi…
in Japanese 暴動, 騒動…
in Chinese (Simplified) 暴乱, 骚乱, 聚众闹事…
in Indonesian huru-hara…
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