escalation collocations and examples

 UK /ˌeskəˈleɪʃ(ə)n/

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a sudden increase in something bad

Adjectives frequently used with escalation
large: dramatic, further, major, massive, serious, significantI doubt there will be any significant escalation in our local crime-rate.sudden or quick: rapid, sharp, suddenThere was a sudden escalation in police activity with the arrival of four extra police vans.military: military, nuclearWe fear a military escalation of the conflict.
Nouns frequently used after escalation of
of violence: aggression, attack, conflict, hostilities, violence, warThe escalation of violence in recent months poses an increased threat to UK troops.of a problem: crisis, dispute, hostility, tensionA convincing argument backed by a previously stated policy may limit escalation of a crisis.
Verbs frequently used with escalation
prevent or stop escalation: avoid, halt, limit, prevent, stopOur first task is obviously to stop the escalation of violence.indicate escalation: mark, representThis represents an escalation of outside intervention, with all the problems that entails.cause escalation: cause, lead toThe Government’s tobacco tax policy is causing a huge escalation in smuggling.
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