Definition of riot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    riot

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈraɪət//
     
    [intransitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they riot
     
    he / she / it riots
     
    past simple rioted
     
    -ing form rioting
     
     
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  1. (of a crowd of people) to behave in a violent way in a public place, often as a protest
  2.  
    noun Rioters set fire to parked cars.
  3.  
    noun [uncountable] Rioting broke out in the capital.
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