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rage

2 verb
     
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1 [intransitive and transitive] written to feel very angry about something and show this in the way you behave or speak
rage at/against
He was sorry he had raged at her earlier.
'How was I to know!' Jenny raged.
2 [intransitive] if something such as a battle, a disagreement, or a storm rages, it continues with great violence or strong emotions:
Civil war has been raging in the country for years.
A debate is raging about what form pensions should take.
Outside, a storm was raging.
rage on
The battle raged on (=continued).
3 [intransitive] if a fire or illness rages, it spreads fast and is hard to control:
The fire raged for twelve hours and fifteen people died.
A great cholera epidemic raged across Europe in 1831.
4 [intransitive] informal to have fun with a group of people in a wild and uncontrolled way:
We couldn't wait to go out and rage.

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