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rage

noun uk   /reɪdʒ/ us  

rage noun (ANGER)

B2 [C or U] (a period of) extreme or violent anger: Her sudden towering rages were terrifying. I was frightened because I had never seen him in such a rage before. He flew into a fit of rage over the smallest mistake.
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rage noun (EVENT)

[C usually singular] Australian English informal an exciting or entertaining event involving a lot of activity: The party was a rage.

rage

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   /reɪdʒ/ us  
C2 to speak very angrily to someone: He raged at (= spoke angrily to) us for forgetting to order a replacement.C2 to happen in a strong or violent way: The storm raged outside. A flu epidemic is raging in/through local schools. The argument rages on (= continues strongly).
Translations of “rage”
in Korean 화, 분노…
in Arabic غَضَب شَديد…
in French rage, furie…
in Turkish öfke, hiddet, kızgınlık…
in Italian collera, ira…
in Chinese (Traditional) 憤怒, (一陣)盛怒, (一陣)狂怒…
in Russian ярость…
in Polish wściekłość…
in Spanish rabia, ira, furia…
in Portuguese fúria, raiva…
in German die Wut, das Wüten…
in Catalan ràbia, ira…
in Japanese 激しい怒り, 激怒…
in Chinese (Simplified) 愤怒, (一阵)盛怒, (一阵)狂怒…
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