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escalate
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
increase in extent or intensity
  • We had to endure Father's escalating rage, when he returned home to find dinner no farther along than an unresolved argument over whether there are or are not worms in the flour, or any flour at all.
    Book 3 — Judges (21% in)

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