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rail at (one)

To criticize, upbraid, or berate one severely and bitterly, especially at length. Humiliated by his lowly position and poor treatment at work, Tom began railing at his family every evening when he got home. The boss started railing on Thomas in front of the whole office for messing up the Roberston accounts.
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rail against (someone or something)

To protest, criticize, or vent angrily about someone or something. I spent a lot of my teenage years raging against my parents, but looking back, I gave them way more grief than they deserved. Employees has formed a picket line outside of the company as they rail against proposed cuts to their pay and pension schemes.
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