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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of escalate.


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  • Despite the team's uncertainty, Minaya's goal is to build a nucleus that will make the Expos contenders once a permanent home is found and the payroll escalates from the current $43 million. - Expos' new home plans will feature All-Star Vidro

  • The dilemma escalates on the day you wake up and realize that your choices are not really the issue here, and that the work load in your institution is not distributed in any kind of an equitable, thoughtful or even well-managed way.

    Just Say No (But Not To Me): Achieving Balance in Your Work

  • Row over titles escalates, memo sent to palace | Humayun Kabir

    Malaysiakini :: News

  • "The 911 call escalates in its intensity when the young woman in the backseat realizes that both men in the front seat are deceased and now she's alone and she's in the dark."

    London Free Press

  • And we are seeing that it kind of escalates over time.

    CNN Transcript Sep 15, 2003

  • Verbal / emotional abuse that never "escalates" beyond that is devastating to a person's self-worth, especially since it's much easier than violence to rationalize away. News Updates

  • I long for Kilee to have a friend who isn't afraid of her when she escalates, or suddenly bites her hand and stomps her feet.

    Silken Laumann: My Autistic Child Has Never Had a Friend

  • It also escalates a confrontation with Mr. Selig, who took over day-to-day operations of the club in April amid concerns over team finances and security at Dodger Stadium.

    Dodgers Slide Into Chapter 11

  • Commerzbank, in which the government holds a 25%-plus-one-share stake, signaled that the sovereign-debt crisis in Europe and elsewhere could threaten its group targets in 2011 and 2012 if the situation escalates further.

    Greek Debt Weighs on Commerzbank

  • Conference Board ‘report’ scandal escalates next »

    Old Folks video games ;p


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