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
How to use riot in a sentence
They pivoted from being a place that only served a small populace to saying, “We are part of this community, this city of Newark that has been beat up through riots.”
Her social media feeds are showing “boarded-up hotels and businesses” in major cities like Houston, which is Pearland’s neighbor, in anticipation of riots and related outbursts.
When all the riots started, there was one thing that really stuck out with me.
We are met by riot gear, shotguns and AK-47s, Africa’s weapon of choice.
She wished me a happy birthday and read me the riot act regarding my behavior if I was going to stay home alone all day.Making the Most of Playing Hooky for the World Series|Eugene Robinson|October 25, 2020|Ozy
That it would have been impossible to secure a verdict in the province against a rioter can scarcely be doubted.The Political History of England - Vol. X.|William Hunt
The fact that the Countess was the rioter had worked in a way to cause people to seek secluded and darkened nooks.The O'Ruddy|Stephen Crane
Then the sound of returning horse's feet, and Rioter rushed up the side drive to the stables riderless.Under the Mendips|Emma Marshall
But from somewhere in the darkness, one rioter brought a sack of flour, while another flung down a tin case of petroleum.Dragon's blood|Henry Milner Rideout
Drawn up and given an orderly disposition, as a rioter hanged to a lamppost.The Devil's Dictionary|Ambrose Bierce
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).