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to spill over
to overflow or be forced out of an area
tear gas
gas that irritates the eyes and causes blinding tears
water cannon
a machine that fires water at high pressure, used especially to disperse crowds
very severe, harsh
to hurl
to throw with great force
to detain
to force someone officially to stay in a place
to escalate into something
to intensify into something; to increase gradually into something
a fight or argument between people
budget cut
the act of reducing budgeted expenditures
molotov cocktail
a bottle of petrol with a short-delay fuse or wick
a small bomb thrown by hand or shot from a gun
to use extensively
to use a lot
a long, deep cut
payment for labor or services to a worker
A sum of money paid regularly as a retirement benefit
causing a lot of damage or destruction
severe and rigid economy
a government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power
to sign into law
to sign legislation as a mark of official approval
when someone helps a person or organization that is in difficulty, usually by giving or lending them money