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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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Until that happens, the danger is this: If the War Party boxes Trump into an escalatory corner, and if he favors a "more" decision, then the almost certain outcome of this military worship, this bureau of violence, will be an increase in US and Afghan casualties without any strategic impact on the outcome.
In case the negotiations failed, the syndicate has pledged to take escalatory measures, which was previously decided prior to scheduling of the 7 October deadline, according to a statement published on Ashour's Facebook page.
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.
In a press statement issued on Saturday evening, the Ministry said that the Syrian government regrets the Turkish government's escalatory decision which primarily targets the interests of the Syrian people.
Meanwhile, the Jordan Veterinary Association called off a strike as part of "escalatory measures" planned for Sunday to protest "damage" to its members working in the public sector as a result of the new salary structure.
The meeting was reportedly held last month, and was seen as an escalatory Iranian act in the region.
In the words of Warne and Hart (1996) "project failures in IT are a costly problem and troubled projects are not uncommon." Whatever the causes of failure, 'escalatory behavior' takes on the underlying role of leading more aggravated decision-situations for the IT project.
The statement said the Indians, in a ``highly escalatory act,'' sent planes to bomb Pakistani troops defending the post but were unable to drive them back.
The Bush administration would not look positively on an escalatory role played by Damascus.
Indeed, if we are to believe published accounts of contingency plans that have been prepared, for example, for war in Central Europe (such as might arise over Berlin), there even exist in locked safes in Washington right now documents that could very aptly be described as plans for escalatory genocide."
"Escalatory political positions are not constructive in addressing the existing economic, social and financial predicaments, and will not give a positive impetus to the start of government work and to attain the long-aspired reforms by the Lebanese.," he said.
I encourage the Trump administration to halt its escalatory policies and explore all diplomatic avenues.