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rant against someone or something

to rave and yell against someone or something. She spent most of the morning ranting against her mother-in-law. Leonard spent the entire morning ranting against the government.
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rant and rave (about someone or something)

to shout angrily and wildly about someone or something. Barbara rants and raves when her children don't obey her. Bob rants and raves about anything that displeases him.
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rant (at someone) about someone or something

to talk in a loud, violent way, about someone or something. Anne ranted about the bad service she had received at the store. On the bus, someone was ranting at me about the end of the world.
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rant at someone or something

to rave and yell at someone or something. Stop ranting at me! The boss would never rant at the office staff.
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rant and rave

Talk loudly and vehemently, especially in anger, as in There you go again, ranting and raving about the neighbor's car in your driveway. This idiom is a redundancy, since rant and rave mean just about the same thing, but probably survives on account of its alliterative appeal.
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ˌrant and ˈrave

(disapproving) show that you are angry by shouting or complaining loudly for a long time: He stood there for about twenty minutes ranting and raving about the colour of the new paint.
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I hope there will be no more ranting from the Chronicle.
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SIR - As it was my ranting that Mr Pritchard quoted (Letters, May 14) may I say how sorry I am to have allowed room for misunderstanding.
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Never far from controversy, Nicolas Sarkozy became the unwitting star of an internet video after being caught ranting about being snubbed.
London, May 11 (ANI): Batman star Christian Bale has said that the controversy surrounding his ranting on the sets of 'Terminator Salvation' could affect the film's release.
a killer rant about Liza Minelli, and generally antiestablishment ranting throughout There's some stuff in there about the stupidity of racism, but it.
There's a huge difference between deep editorial issues that are causing offence to the audience and whether a DJ like Chris is ranting about something.