riot

/ˈrajət/

  • Noun
  • a situation in which a large group of people behave in a violent and uncontrolled way
    1. The news about the election caused/started/sparked a riot in the city.
    2. a prison riot
    3. A lot of property was damaged in the recent riots.
    4. riot gear/police
  • a place that is filled with something
    1. The field was a riot of wildflowers. [=the field was filled with many kinds of wildflowers]
    2. The woods are a riot of color in the autumn.
  • someone or something that is very funny
    1. She's a riot.
    2. The movie was an absolute riot.
  • to speak in an angry and critical way to (someone who has done something wrong)
    1. His boss read him the riot act for making careless mistakes.
  • to behave in a violent and uncontrolled way
    1. People were running riot in the streets.
    2. Crazy thoughts were running riot through my head.
    3. The weeds have run riot over our poor garden. [=the weeds in our garden have grown quickly and have taken over the garden]
  • Verb
  • to behave in a violent and uncontrolled way
    1. Students rioted after their team lost the football game.

Những từ liên quan với RIOT

rampage, storm, burst, hassle, panic, flap, brawl, strife, ruckus, racket, scene, anarchy, disturbance