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rant about (something)

To speak angrily, forcefully, and at great length about something. I hate going to my friend's house because his husband always rants about politics at me. I stopped paying attention as soon as he started ranting about being more fiscally responsible.
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rant against (someone or something)

To complain angrily, forcefully, and at great length about someone or something. You should spend less time ranting against your professor and spend more time studying the material. I stop paying attention whenever he starts ranting against the government.
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rant and rave

To complain angrily, forcefully, and at great length (about someone or something). You should spend less time ranting and raving about how unfair your professor is and spend more time actually studying the material. He was quite upset when he came home, so I let him rant and rave for a little while until he calmed down.
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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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The patients' demographic data, perioperative variables, postoperative blood cell counts, plasma RANTES concentrations, and microRNA expressions were presented as mean [+ or -] standard deviation and analyzed through SPSS software version 17 (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA).
In TNF-[alpha]/IFN-[gamma] stimulated HaCaT cells, ESOL reduced the production of the inflammatory chemokines MDC, RANTES, IL-8, and TARC.
Total frequency of hetero or homozygous variant of mutant genotype RANTES gene carriage was equal to 34% in a conditionally healthy group and 47.
All measurements of MIP-1[alpha], MIP-1[beta], and RANTES concentrations were analyzed by using a one-way ANOVA.
Further investigation needs to be conducted, with a larger sample size, to evaluate the effect of a powered toothbrush on the inflammatory mediators, MCP-1 and RANTES.
Las celulas NK producen citoquinas como IFN-[gamma], TNF-[alfa], IL-1[beta], IL-4, IL-13, GM-CSF, TGF-[beta]1, RANTES (CCL5), MIP-1[alfa] (CCL3) y MIP-1[beta] (CCL4).
Por estimulo con RANTES, eotaxina o IL-16, el eosinofilo libera IL-4.
4:00 EXPRESSION AND FUNCTIONAL ROLE OF RANTES CHEMOKINE IN MALARIA, Bismark Y.
In the chorioamnionitis-exposed infants, IL-6 levels increased posnatally and then declined, while IL-8 and RANTES levels steadily declined, but all of these still remained higher than in controls.
Entry inhibitors SCH-C, RANTES, and T-20 block HIV type 1 replication in multiple cell types," AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 19(3): 177-186.
Eosinofilos, mastocitos, linfocitos T y macrofagos estan presentes en las lesiones, ademas de elevados niveles de histamina, IgE y numerosos mediadores como interleucina 4 (IL-4), IL-5, IL-12, IL-13, eotaxina y RANTES.
Al existir un exceso de proteinas en las celulas del tubulo proximal, se incrementa la enzima convertidora de la angiotensina (ACE) intrarenal (Largo 1999) y tambien sea directamente o a traves de los factores de transcripcion (Mezzano 2001) existe una produccion anormal de las citoquinas siguientes: ET-1, la proteina monocitica 1 quimiocaptante y RANTES (Regulador de la activacion de las celulas T normalmente secretadas y expresadas) las cuales favorecen la fibrosis, apoptosis, la infiltracion monocitica y asi la lesion renal progresa.