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foment trouble

To create trouble or problems. If those two are back there whispering to each other, I just know they're fomenting trouble.
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foment trouble

to cause trouble. Leave it to Bob to foment trouble. I wasn't fomenting trouble, just expressing my opinion!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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the category of people who fomented hate and whose views could lead to intercommunity violence.
Addressing various committees of the ethnic party in Karachi over the telephone from London on Friday, Altaf Hussein assailed the insurgents for trying to foment sectarian violence in the bustling city.
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The lie that Jews foment wars while getting others to fight in them is an old one.
Zarqawi was to foment sectarian violence,'' he said, referring to the former leader of al-Qaida in Iraq killed by a U.S.
Spencer shared with Zenit how false ideas about the Crusades are being used by extremists to foment hostility to the West today.
The wide-ranging list includes the expression of views which "foment, justify or glorify" terrorism, or which "foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK".
The list covers the expression of views which foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in pursuit of beliefs; provoke others to commit terrorist acts; foment serious criminal activity; or foster hatred which could lead to "inter-community violence" here.
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'We negotiate with the system and try to get the most out of it, but at the same time we take care to foment a culture of respect,' says Chinnock.
There was also a segment of the church that had hoped to hear stronger language used regarding church leaders who cross provincial boundaries without permission and foment discord and disobedience to local (or even national) church structures.
But the Humanist is out to foment dialogue, which sometimes requires exploring new territory and shaking things up.
Staging death has also been an effective way for artists to express a wish, foment resistance, or change careers.