"rioting" in the noun sense
1. rioting, riot
a state of disorder involving group violence
"rioting" in the verb sense
take part in a riot disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
"Students were rioting everywhere in 1968"
2. carouse, roister, riot
engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
"They were out carousing last night"
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