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escalate

(ĕs′kă-lāt) [L. scala, staircase]
1. To increase, esp. the dosage of a medication.
2. To become more angry, dangerous, or intense, as in an interpersonal crisis.
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When seizing a nonthreatening subject, officers often can use force in an escalating manner and attempt less intrusive force options.
The APY during the first year of the Escalating Rate CD will compare favorably to a standard 1-year CD.
It is a practical solution for escalating operational costs.
Rather, the next response to escalating costs will have to come through the implementation of information technology, and the Internet will be a substantial component.
The output from the Gould project is sold at a fixed, escalating price to the SCPPA under a long-term PPA expiring in 2031.
While the recession has been a major contributing factor, escalating competition has also severely dampened profitability.
Under the agreement, NIAID will conduct a Phase I, open-label, dose escalating study to evaluate the safety, tolerability and immunogenicity of both EBS-C12, which is a single protein targeting protection against GBS infection, and EBS-C12 in combination with EBS-A42.
Progress has been made regarding escalating water/sewer charges under the new metering system, as a result of a united effort by the RSA, banking interests represented by the Community Preservation Corporation and non-profit building owners.
Escalating workplace actions have included filing marginal unfair labor practice charges for routine management and personnel decisions, publicly disparaging management's actions, as well as making threats to further escalate the dispute against the paper.
Robert Blanco, Senior Actuary at GE Insurance Solutions, told an audience here that conditions exist that could expose the workers compensation markets to escalating asbestos claims.