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riot

noun     /ˈraɪ.ət/
C1 [C] a noisy , violent , and uncontrolled public meeting : Inner-city riots erupted when a local man was shot by police .Social order and disorderTaking action against people in power [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.General words for fun
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