intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1.1 [fighting/violence/dispute] intensificarse*to escalate
into/ tosth the scuffles escalated into a riot las refriegas terminaron en serios disturbios callejeros pollution has escalated to disastrous levels la contaminación ha alcanzado niveles de extrema gravedad 1.2 [costs/claims] aumentarMore example sentences1.3
(escalating present participle/participio presente)[dispute/tension] creciente escalating wages/prices sueldos/precios que van en escalada or en continuo aumento
- But the problem is that with rapidly escalating costs we are getting less for our money.
- In turn, the increased prices caused health costs to escalate in a vicious circle.
- The main factor that will put a brake on house price rises next year will be gradually escalating interest rates.
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 [fighting/tension] intensificar* 1.2 [demands] aumentarMore example sentences
- Indeed, for each of these countries ethnic conflict has escalated into civil war.
- A local show of strength then escalated into a confrontation with police.
- It could easily have escalated into something far more serious, the spokesperson stressed.
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