Raise havoc



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  • Raiser

    [reyz] /reɪz/ verb (used with object), raised, raising. 1. to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate: to raise one’s hand; sleepy birds raising their heads and looking about. 2. to set upright: When the projection screen toppled, he quickly raised it again. 3. to cause to rise or stand up; rouse: The sound […]

  • Raise specification language

    language (RSL) (RAISE = Rigorous Approach to Industrial Software Engineering). A wide-spectrum specification and design language developed by ESPRIT Project 315 at CRI A/S, Denmark. Systems may be modular, concurrent and nondeterministic. Specifications may be applicative or imperative, explicit or implicit, abstract or concrete. [“The RAISE Specification Language”, RAISE Language Group, P-H 1992, ISBN 0-13-752833-7]. […]



  • Raise the ante

    Increase the price or cost of something, as in We’d hoped to invest in some land, but they’ve raised the ante and now we can’t afford it. This term alludes to the ante or stakes of gambling. [ ; late 1800s ]

  • Raise the curtain

    1. Also, lift the curtain. 2. Begin or start, as in It’s time to raise the curtain, guys—start shoveling. 3. Make something public, disclose. In this sense, both terms often occur with on, as in We won’t know what the new design is until they lift the curtain on it. Both usages, from the mid-1700s, […]



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