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English noun: riot

1. riot (act) a public act of violence by an unruly mob


Synonymspublic violence


Broader (hypernym)force, violence


Narrower (hyponym)race riot

2. riot (state) a state of disorder involving group violence


Synonymsrioting


Broader (hypernym)disorder

3. riot (communication) a joke that seems extremely funny


Synonymsbelly laugh, howler, scream, sidesplitter, thigh-slapper, wow


Broader (hypernym)gag, jape, jest, joke, laugh

4. riot (act) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity


Synonymsbacchanal, bacchanalia, debauch, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, saturnalia


Broader (hypernym)revel, revelry


English verb: riot

1. riot (social) take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot


SamplesStudents were rioting everywhere in 1968.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)rampage

2. riot (social) engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking


SamplesThey were out carousing last night.


Synonymscarouse, roister


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, whoop it up









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