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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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The cornerstone of the policy should be threat assessment, not an escalating approach or a force continuum.
Bush made the announcement at a time when the region is seeing an escalating series of Palestinian suicide bombings and Israeli counterstrikes.
Now we have the rapidly escalating tidal wave of the Internet.
The output from the Gould project is sold at a fixed, escalating price to the SCPPA under a long-term PPA expiring in 2031.
As the general manager of Knickerbocker Village, a 1,600-unit rental that is structured in much the same way as a Mitchell-Lama, I have had to overcome several challenges regarding our budget and escalating costs.
With escalating prices and a diminishing market share, baseball's future is looking bleak.
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.
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.