Definition of riot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

riot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈraɪət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪət//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they riot
BrE BrE//ˈraɪət//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪət//
 
he / she / it riots
BrE BrE//ˈraɪəts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪəts//
 
past simple rioted
BrE BrE//ˈraɪətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪətɪd//
 
past participle rioted
BrE BrE//ˈraɪətɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪətɪd//
 
-ing form rioting
BrE BrE//ˈraɪətɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪətɪŋ//
 
Protest
 
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[intransitive] (of a crowd of people) to behave in a violent way in a public place, often as a protest Students all over the country rioted against the government. The fans rioted after their team lost. See related entries: Protest Word Origin Middle English (originally in the sense ‘dissolute living’): from Old French riote ‘debate’, from rioter ‘to quarrel’, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: riot