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escalate

US [ˈeskəˌleɪt]
UK [ˈeskəleɪt]
  • v.不断恶化
  • Web升级;逐步升级;逐步升高
Simple Present:escalates  Present Participle:escalating  Past Tense:escalated  
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v.
1.
(使)逐步扩大,不断恶化,加剧to become or make sth greater, worse, more serious, etc.
The fighting escalated into a full-scale war.
这场交战逐步扩大为全面战争。
the escalating costs of health care
逐渐增加的保健费用
We do not want to escalate the war.
我们不想让战争升级。

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