verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- to act without control or restraint: The neighbors let their children run riot.
- to grow luxuriantly or abundantly: Crab grass is running riot in our lawn.
Origin of riot
Examples from the Web for rioted
Victor Hugo, a veritable incarnation of the Subconscious, rioted in these associations, which were at first involuntary.Decadence and Other Essays on the Culture of Ideas|Remy de Gourmont
The delicate pink swept in waves over valleys and hills, a vast kaleidoscopic coloration that rioted over a strange world.
Johnny was sent up to a place they had noticed and marked in their memories at the time they had rioted down to defy the ghost.Bar-20 Days|Clarence E. Mulford
The jungle clothed the steep slopes around it, and rioted to our very doors.Life in an Indian Outpost|Gordon Casserly
The place was neglected, but nature had rioted there, and it was all abloom with wild flowers and weeds.Daisy|Miranda Eliot Swan
British Dictionary definitions for rioted
- a disturbance made by an unruly mob or (in law) three or more persons; tumult or uproar
- (as modifier)a riot gun; riot police; a riot shield
- to behave wildly and without restraint
- (of plants) to grow rankly or profusely
Derived Formsrioter, nounrioting, noun
Word Origin for riot
Idioms and Phrases with rioted
see read the riot act; run amok (riot).