verb (used with or without object), es·ca·lat·ed, es·ca·lat·ing.
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The talks around the TikTok ban have escalated fast into reality as countries continue to investigate the potential security threat and the platform’s data and security policies.
Apple further escalated its fight with Epic Games, filing a countersuit to stop the game maker from using its own payment system for Fortnite.Apple countersues Epic over ‘unlawful’ Fortnite payment system|Verne Kopytoff|September 8, 2020|Fortune
In response to the latest demand, Intuit’s lawyers took the rare step of escalating matters, filing a petition asking FTC commissioners to step in and significantly narrow the scope of what it had to produce.The FTC Is Investigating Intuit Over TurboTax Practices|by Justin Elliott|September 8, 2020|ProPublica
The investigator said he would escalate the case and see if the facility had submitted any other suspect claims.A Doctor Went to His Own Employer for a COVID-19 Antibody Test. It Cost $10,984.|by Marshall Allen|September 5, 2020|ProPublica
Amid escalating border tensions, India is staging a trade war of sorts against China.What is India trying to achieve from a trade standoff with China?|Niharika Sharma|September 3, 2020|Quartz
Given the potential for a cyber tit-for-tat to escalate, Obama has even more incentive to find a diplomatic solution.
It does, and certainly has, helped to escalate the crisis by having this militaristic response to it.Rory Kennedy on ‘Last Days in Vietnam,’ the Parallels Between Vietnam and Iraq, and Ferguson|Marlow Stern|September 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Washington, in particular, has been loath to do anything that might escalate.
Since Sunday, senior U.S. officials have publicly warned Russia not to escalate the already delicate situation in the Ukraine.Putin’s Bluff? U.S. Spies Say Russia Won't Invade Ukraine|Eli Lake|February 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These skirmishes are expected to escalate and could eventually include rocket attacks into nearby Israeli towns.