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"rage" in British English

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ragenoun

uk   /reɪdʒ/  us   /reɪdʒ/
  • rage noun (ANGER)

B2 [C or U] (a ​period of) ​extreme or ​violentanger: 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 ​smallestmistake.

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  • rage noun (EVENT)

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

rageverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /reɪdʒ/  us   /reɪdʒ/
C2 to ​speak very ​angrily to someone: He raged at (= ​spokeangrily to) us for ​forgetting to ​order a ​replacement.
C2 to ​happen in a ​strong or ​violent way: The ​storm raged ​outside. A ​fluepidemic is raging in/through ​localschools. The ​argument rages on (= ​continuesstrongly).

-ragesuffix

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 ​violentanger, or a ​period of ​feeling such ​anger: [C] I had never ​seen him in such a rage before.

rageverb [I always + adv/prep]

 us   /reɪdʒ/
to show ​extreme or ​violentanger: 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 ​firebroke out and raged for four ​days, ​destroying most of the ​oldcity.
(Definition of rage from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"rage" in Business English

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ragenoun [U]

uk   us   /reɪdʒ/
be all the rage
to be very popular or ​fashionable: In China, Mercedes-Benz ​cars are all the rage among the ​moneyedelite.
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(Definition of rage from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“rage” in American English

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