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Definition of rage verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rage
    he / she / it rages
    past simple raged
    -ing form raging
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to show that you are very angry about something or with someone, especially by shouting synonym rail rage (at/against/about somebody/something) He raged against the injustice of it all. + speech “That's unfair!” she raged.
  2. 2[intransitive] rage (on) (of a storm, a battle, an argument, etc.) to continue in a violent way The riots raged for three days. The blizzard was still raging outside.
  3. 3[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) (of an illness, a fire, etc.) to spread very quickly Forest fires were raging out of control. A flu epidemic raged through the local schools.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: rage