escalation


escalation
noun
ADJECTIVE
dramatic, major, serious
rapid
gradual
further
military, nuclear

the threat of nuclear escalation

VERB + ESCALATION
lead to

The reorganization has led to a dramatic escalation in costs.

prevent
represent

This bill represents another escalation in the war on drugs.

see, witness

This week witnessed a significant escalation in the global financial crisis.

PREPOSITION
escalation in

a serious escalation in the fighting

escalation into

the escalation of the conflict into an all-out war

escalation of

an escalation of the level of violence in video games

escalation to (esp. AmE)

It could result in escalation to major ground action.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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