verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for riot
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM riot
Example sentences from the Web for riot
Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
At that instant a rioter, dressed in a merry Andrew's jacket, stepped forward and challenged the best man among them.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
The rioter looked round with surprise, muttered something and joined the looters.The White Terror and The Red|Abraham Cahan
And the other is a rioter, wasting his substance, and dishonoring his name in a strange country.Merkland|Mrs. Oliphant
Fouchette had recognized in him the young man who marched by her side in the Place de la Concorde,—only a rioter.Mlle. Fouchette|Charles Theodore Murray
British Dictionary definitions for riot
- 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 forms of riotrioter, nounrioting, noun
Word Origin for riot
Idioms and Phrases with riot
see read the riot act; run amok (riot).