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Synonyms for riot

rampage

Synonyms

  • rampage
  • take to the streets
  • run riot
  • run amok
  • run wild
  • go on the rampage
  • fight in the streets
  • cause an affray
  • raise an uproar

run riot: rampage

Synonyms

  • rampage
  • go wild
  • be out of control
  • raise hell
  • let yourself go
  • break or cut loose
  • throw off all restraint

run riot: grow profusely

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Synonyms for riot

a quarrel, fight, or disturbance marked by very noisy, disorderly, and often violent behavior

something or someone uproariously funny or absurd

to behave riotously

riot away: to spend (money) excessively and usually foolishly

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a public act of violence by an unruly mob

a state of disorder involving group violence

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a joke that seems extremely funny

a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

take part in a riot

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engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking

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A prison riot Monday in Brazil left nine inmates dead and at least 14 injured.
Based on chapters in the author's dissertation, this volume details the 1935 riots in the British Caribbean colony of St.
Despite a wide ranging debate on the causes and issues, the London riots of 2011 are not a phenomenon to be attributed to a single cause or agenda.
Dubai: Eight men were acquitted on Sunday of running riot at a labour accommodation, setting fire to properties deliberately and causing damage worth around Dh353,000.
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Paul Brass dismisses the prevailing notion that riots are simply spontaneous "eruption of angry" of one community against another over some differences.
They were without modern riot control weaponries to control the highly charged agitating crowd.
That girl was me, and that TV series introduced me to my first riot grrrl--the charismatic, rebellious Rayanne Graff--though I knew as little about feminism as I did about punks or zines.
PEOPLE and businesses will be put at risk of financial hardship if proposed reforms to the way claims for riot damage are paid out go ahead, insurers are warning.
There were riots in 2002 and hence questions were raised and therefore criticisms were bound to come, and I was a journalist hence I did take it up strongly.
Historian Kenneth Kusmer asserts that the Northern riots of the 1960s resulted from a combination of racism and deindustrialization.
The Budget and Performance Committee published Picking up the Pieces: how businesses were helped to recover from the 2011 riots in October 2012.
White socialists helped spark the May Day Riots of 1894 in Cleveland, Ohio, that advanced the cause of organized labor in America.
When the Handsworth riots were sparked off in 1985, many people were asking themselves what the causes of them were.
This collection is not concerned with rehashing the now well known facts about the riots but with bringing 'the Gordon riots out from under the shadow of the French Revolution and to return the "June days" to their original context of Georgian politics and culture'.