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  • v. Present participle of escalate.

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Examples

  • SABC carried in its radio bulletins a news item in which IFP leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi was voicing his party's concerns pertaining to what he called escalating violence in some areas in the province.

    ANC-KZN SEEKING LEGAL ADVICE ABOUT SABC LIES

  • In his announcement, Robinson cited concern about safety at the rally because of what he called escalating tension surrounding the immigration issue.

    WIBW - HomePage - Headlines

  • But the activists said the Joker banner was typical of what they called escalating attacks on the president - from depictions of Obama as Hitler at rallies to South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst during Obama's recent nationally televised address to Congress.

    Black America Web

  • But the activists said the Joker banner was typical of what they called escalating attacks on the president _ from depictions of Obama as Hitler at rallies to South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson's "You lie!" outburst during Obama's recent nationally televised address to Congress.

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  • In November, he spoke of his frustration with what he called the escalating demands and strident rhetoric of Majestic Place opponents.

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  • Further, the D.C. government should engage in escalating acts of protest directly related to the federal laws and procedures that infringe on our local democracy, by refusing, for example, to submit local laws for congressional approval.

    DeMorning DeBonis: Sept. 27, 2010

  • McDonald's has released a statement where they own up to their role in escalating things in the first place, and they're sending her a free meal gift card as well as the refund she originally requested.

    McDonald's Apologizes To 911 Nugget Lady - The Consumerist

  • It strikes me that while escalating is incredibly quick, de-escalating takes a whole lot longer.

    A new mum again … at 48!

  • Can we not contain escalating pharmacutical costs, Medicare, Medicade, Social Security?

    The hidden cost of health care fraud

  • Pentagon officials firmly opposed a proposal by Vice President Dick Cheney last summer for airstrikes against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) bases by insisting that the administration would have to make clear decisions about how far the United States would go in escalating the conflict with Iran, according to a former George W Bush administration official.

    Easter Lemming Liberal News

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  • My adjectival use: 'They need to prevent the escalating terrorism.'

    August 22, 2011