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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


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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