Rioja Rioter

Riot

Meanings and phrases

riot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a public act of violence by an unruly mob; public violence
  2. a joke that seems extremely funny; belly laugh; sidesplitter; howler; thigh-slapper; scream; wow
  3. a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity; orgy; debauch; debauchery; saturnalia; bacchanal; bacchanalia; drunken revelry
  4. a state of disorder involving group violence; rioting

riot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; carouse; roister
  2. take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot

Riot Act

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them

race riot

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a riot caused by hatred for one another of members of different races in the same community
E.g.
  • The hotel was destroyed in the Tulsa race riot.
  • Following an 1856 Nashville race riot, whites tightened controls on free Negroes in the area.
  • He later worked with NAACP Civil Rights lawyer Scipio Jones in the aftermath of the 1919 Elaine race riot.

riot act

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a vigorous reprimand

riot control

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the measures taken to control a riot; riot control operation
E.g.
  • Riot helmets are worn for riot control.
  • This launcher can also be used to launch tear-gas and riot control grenades.
  • The training was specifically designed for public order and riot control services.
n.
  1. the measures taken to control a riot; riot control

riot gun

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a firearm designed to disperse rioters rather than to inflict serious injury or death

riot police

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Five riot police were killed.
  • Sometimes riot police or other forms of law enforcement become involved.
  • Young demonstrators clashed with riot police and attacked government property.

riot broke

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In July 23, 1882, the riot broke out in Uigeumbu.
  • In July 1863, when a draft riot broke out in Boston, they were sent to restore order.
  • On October 10, a riot broke out that left three policeman and several strikes injured.

riot gear

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The police intervened in riot gear to contain the protest.
  • It was executed by over 1,000 ICE police, in some cases backed by local police with riot gear.
  • A large group of policemen arrived in riot gear, wearing helmets and carrying batons and shields.
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