riot

noun
ADJECTIVE
major, serious
full-scale
bloody, violent
deadly (esp. AmE)
inner-city (esp. BrE), street, urban
prison
race
political, religious
anti-American, anti-war, etc.
student
bread, food

Shortages eventually led to food riots.

draft (esp. AmE)

the violent draft riots during the Civil War

laugh (AmE)

The movie is a laugh riot.

VERB + RIOT
cause, incite, instigate, provoke, spark (esp. BrE), start, trigger

The city's housing and unemployment problems provoked serious riots.

put down, quell, stop
have

The city had the worst race riot in history.

RIOT + VERB
begin, break out, erupt, happen, occur, start

Prison riots broke out over worsening conditions.

ensue, follow
RIOT + NOUN
cop (esp. AmE), police, squad
gear, gun (esp. AmE), helmet (esp. AmE), shield
control
PREPOSITION
during a/the riot, in a/the riot

He was killed in the riots.

riot against, riot over

a riot against bread prices

PHRASES
run riot

Local youths ran riot after the attack.


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