escalate

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escalate /ˈɛskəˌleɪt/ verb
escalates; escalated; escalating
escalate
/ˈɛskəˌleɪt/
verb
escalates; escalated; escalating
Learner's definition of ESCALATE
: to become worse or to make (something) worse or more severe
[no object]
[+ object]
: to become greater or higher or to make (something) greater or higher
[no object]
[+ object]

— escalation

/ˌɛskəˈleɪʃən/ noun [count, noncount]
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