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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 noted it is exerting all possible efforts to get the world countries, including both Arab and Islamic, to promptly move to stop these Israeli provocative escalations, which threaten to explode the situation.
Typically, an escalation clause will not cover such items as monetary fluctuations in international exchange rates, loss of volume discounts, the bankruptcy of a key supplier, and changes in building codes.
But when empowered citizens use that power to threaten the safety of vulnerable others, then escalation to more and more coercive interventions should be inexorable--until safety is secured.
Another approach is to understate the size of the property so that a fully occupied property would generate escalations of more than 100-percent of the applicable charges.
This evolution of the CPI escalation clause resulted in the following 2 examples which were widely used: (Illustration of standard CPI clause with two choices of limiting clauses.
Finally, it must be emphasized that in all cases, the escalation provision must ensure that in no event will the tenant's base rent be reduced from that established by the lease.
Most commercial leases contain a tax escalation clause which provides that the tenant will pay as additional rent his proportionate share of any increase in real estate taxes on the entire building.
Coopers & Lybrand's examination of the landlord's support for real estate tax escalations revealed that an inadequate gross-up adjustment was being made to base-year taxes.
Escalations are a fact of life in New York, said David Solomon, executive vice president of Harper-Lawrence, Inc.