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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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It warned air traffic controllers would consider escalatory steps if the Parliament fails to take into consideration their demands.
BEIRUT: The relatives of nine remaining hostages who are being held in Syria took escalatory measures against Turkish interests in Lebanon Thursday by staging a sit-in outside the Turkish Airlines building in Downtown Beirut, and preventing workers from entering.
Asked about the preparations for the Friday protest in Beirut, Hajj expected wide participation, vowing that the employees' union would take escalatory steps until their demands were met.
As it has already done, it can continue to produce beheading videos and other inflammatory online creations, which have had a powerful escalatory effect here.
Heavy damage was also inflicted as a result of the escalatory strikes.
Jafar Mehdawi called on both presidential runners to respect the law and eschew escalatory measures.
Masood Khan said Pakistan believes induction of ballistic missile defence system in South Asia will be an escalatory and destabilizing step.
If there is no response to our demands, then of course the subsequent steps will be escalatory," said Ali Hammoud, the head of a committee representing air traffic controllers, according to a statement.
The union warned that the coming days would witness escalatory steps gradually before initiating the open-ended strike, affirming that all UNRWA striking employees would suspend their work for one and a half hours next Tuesday.
This strategy would have several advantages: it would slow a crisis down, reducing escalatory pressure on decisionmakers; align U.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "the situations are not going towards calm, with the existence of escalatory steps, especially the Prime Minister's decision to ban Iraqiya ministers to practice their jobs in their ministries and this is a tough decision and we have to avoid inflaming attitudes by hasty decisions.
Egypt's judges consider Morsi's announcement an unprecedented assault on the judiciary: Taking the first escalatory steps in Alexandria by suspending their work.