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escalate into (something)

To worsen into a new situation or problem. What he thinks is a moment of constructive criticism often escalates into an argument with his daughter. Please don't let this little squabble escalate into a major rift between you two.
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escalate into something

to intensify into something; to increase gradually into something. This argument is going to escalate into something serious very soon. These cases of the flu could escalate into a real epidemic.
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escalate something into something

to cause something to intensify. He escalated the argument into a vicious fight. The dictator tried to escalate the disagreement into a cause for war.
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Many of his clients go with opt-in escalation. At many smaller companies, he says, employees tend to perceive automatic escalation "as an infringement on their decisionmaking process, even though you tell them, 'You can stay wherever you want on contributions.'"
"The Israeli escalation in Gaza also aims to fail and kill the Palestinians' UN bid, Palestinian internal reconciliation, and international sympathy towards the Palestinians," he said.
Meralco then filed a manifestation informing the ERC of SPTC's refusal to accept the ERC's order because of the disallowance of the annual escalation rate of 2 percent provided in Section 5.3 of the PSA.
Ambassador Zamir Akram stressed the need for escalation management and control to ensure that nuclear deterrence was maintained.
The escalation has triggered international alarm, with the United States, China and the European Union calling for restraint.
Escalation will not favour the BJP hardliners and will not be internationally acceptable.
The United Nations' (UN) Middle East envoy, Nikolay Mladenov expressed his concerns in a statement late on Wednesday, over the recent escalation between Gaza and Israel.
Muscat: The Sultanate on Tuesday expressed its deep regret over the escalation of unjustified violence in Yemen and in particular the firing of ballistic missiles at cities in the sisterly Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) while ongoing regional and international efforts and careful consultations are being made to find political solutions for the war in Yemen.
The SDF went so far as to accuse Turkey of "aggression and escalation."
While expressing serious concerns over cost overrun of various power generation projects, Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power has sought a detailed briefing from the government on cost escalation of Nandipur power plant, source said to Research Analyst-PAGE.
Dela Cruz also disputed the finding of the OCP-Manila that the script change was with 'implied' right or authority when it said the protocol of escalation gave them the discretion to introduce changes.
Although Kennedy's greatest fear was the potential for human error and accidental escalation during the standoff, he gained insight into Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's risk tolerance after receiving a rambling four-part cable from the seemingly stressed Soviet leader.
BERLyN (CyHAN)- Berlin is concerned over signs of a renewed escalation of violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, German Foreign Ministry Spokesman Martin Schaefer said May 6, RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Current Indian hostility along the LOC and the Working Boundary is third major escalation post-2003 ceasefire.