- 1[intransitive, transitive] to show that you are very angry about something or with somebody, 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. See related entries: Anger
- 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[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 Europe.
- 4[intransitive] (Australian English, New Zealand English, slang) to go out and enjoy yourself Word Origin Middle English (also in the sense ‘madness’): from Old French rage (noun), rager (verb), from a variant of Latin rabies, from rabere
BrE BrE//reɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//reɪdʒ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rage
BrE BrE//reɪdʒ//; NAmE NAmE//reɪdʒ//he / she / it rages
BrE BrE//ˈreɪdʒɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪdʒɪz//past simple raged
BrE BrE//reɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//reɪdʒd//past participle raged
BrE BrE//reɪdʒd//; NAmE NAmE//reɪdʒd//-ing form raging
BrE BrE//ˈreɪdʒɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪdʒɪŋ//Anger