Roleset id: escalate.01 , (cause to) become higher, (causing to) become higher or more intense, Source: , vncls: , framnet:
escalate.01: ESCALATE-V NOTES: I'm really hoping this doesn't fall into the quantifiable-motion class. (from escalate.01-v) ESCALATION-N NOTES: Added by Julia based on BOLT, escalate-v.01. No Vncls. (from escalation.01-n)
...reminiscent of those during the 1987 crash -- that as stock prices plummeted and trading activity escalated, some phone calls to market makers in over-the-counter stocks went unanswered.
U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke issued the following statement on Iceland?s decision to resume international trade in fin whale meat, and its escalation of commercial whaling outside of the control of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).
Arg1: of commercial whaling
Argm-loc: outside of the control of the international Whaling Commission (IWC)