Meaning of “rage” in the English Dictionary

"rage" in British English

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uk /reɪdʒ/ us /reɪdʒ/

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.

More examples

  • His face contorted with bitterness and rage.
  • She ran from the house in a terrible rage, her arms flailing in the air.
  • He was incandescent with rage.
  • He gave a bellow of rage.
  • My little daughter started jumping up and down with rage when she heard she couldn't go.

rageverb [ I usually + adv/prep ]

uk /reɪdʒ/ us /reɪdʒ/


uk / -reɪdʒ/ us / -reɪdʒ/

(Definition of “rage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rage" in American English

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ragenoun [ C/U ]

us /reɪdʒ/

extreme or violent anger, or a period of feeling such anger:

[ C ] I had never seen him in such a rage before.

to show extreme or violent anger:

He raged at me for sending the letter out before he had seen it.

If something destructive rages, it happens in a way that cannot be controlled:

The fire broke out and raged for four days, destroying most of the old city.

(Definition of “rage” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rage" in Business English

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ragenoun [ U ]

uk /reɪdʒ/ us
be all the rage

to be very popular or fashionable:

In China, Mercedes-Benz cars are all the rage among the moneyed elite.
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(Definition of “rage” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)