A riot occurs when a large gathering of people behave in a violent manner towards others, especially when the police are involved.
- There was a riot in the streets following the election results.
- A peaceful protest suddenly became a riot.
- Rioting protesters burned buildings and cars.
- Police tried their best to put down the riot.
- Most of the rioters left when the police started to fire live ammunition.
- Riots in the United States are beginning to become more common.
The word "riot" can also be used as a verb:
- People rioted in the streets.
- They were rioting because they were angry about a government policy.
- Some of the people who were rioting were also looting.
Sometimes the word "riot" is used as a type of slang word to describe a fun experience or humor.
- We had a riot at the party.
- The New Year’s Eve celebration was a riot.
- That guy is a riot. (He’s very funny and fun to be with.)
You never know who might show up at a riot.
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April 30, 2015