WOTW: riot

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triplo word of the week - riot

 

今週の #WOTW は「riot」です。’Riot’ is a noun and a verb, and it’s also used in at least one phrase with more than one meaning. Let’s dive into it!

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First, the noun.

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- The police couldn’t contain the riot. (A violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.)

- Her skimpy dress caused a riot on the red carpet. (An uproar.)

- The politicians intervention caused a riot in the chamber. (See above.)

- A riot of emotions went through his head when she told him that she was leaving him. (An outburst of uncontrolled feelings.)

- There was a riot of food at the wedding luncheon. (An impressively large or varied display of something.)

- He’s such a riot! (This is informal. A highly amusing or entertaining person or thing.)

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Let’s have a look at the verb now.

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- In 1968 students rioted in the streets of Paris. (Take part in a violent public disturbance.)

- Feelings of dispossession and impotence rioted through him when he was evicted by the police. (Behave in an unrestrained way.)

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Let us finish with a phrase.

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- [run riot] Every night thugs run riot in the neighbourhood. We need more police. (Behave in a violent and unrestrained way.)

- [run riot] Children’s imagination run riot when they play together. (Function or be expressed without restraint.)

- [run riot] Hatred against immigrants runs riot through Europe, but so does solidarity. (Proliferate or spread uncontrollably.)

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発音は/ˈrʌɪət/です。音節は2つだから、Tの後「o」言わないで言わないでください。また来週!

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