rage at

rage at (someone or something)

To vent one's intense anger or frustration directly at someone or something, whether or not they are the cause of it. Humiliated by his lowly position and poor treatment at work, Tom began raging at his family every evening when he got home. Raging at the dog for pooping on the carpet isn't going to solve anything, Sarah.
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rage at someone or something

to direct one's anger at someone or something. Why are you raging at me? What on earth did I do? Nothing can be solved by raging at the police department.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

rage at

To express or direct strong anger toward someone or something: The sergeant raged at the troops for falling behind the rest of the platoon.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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It did no damage, though he howled with a sudden increase of rage at my daring to strike back.
By the immunofluorescence analysis performed in both lumbar and cervical spinal cord of [SOD1.sup.G93A] rats, we provided a detailed description of the localization of both S100B and RAGE at two stages of the disease, presymptomatic and terminal.
One study estimates that more than half of all drivers have experienced a surge of road rage at some point, although not all ram the offender's rear bumper, pull a pistol, or run someone off the road.
By all means rage at a grotesquely over-paid, foul-mouthed young man for failing to keep his emotions in check.
So another tablet for another day, simply to keep the rage at bay.
Rage at a particular target becomes rage at a general target, and at last consumes its own house.
There is even a trolley or basket rage at the cash tills in supermarkets when someone with more than the stipulated number of items dares to go ahead of someone else.
About 10% of drivers rage at other motorists and 18% take their eyes off the road to argue with passengers while driving, research from RAC Legal Services found.
The RAC Legal Services study found eight million drivers admitted to road rage at other motorists or arguments with passengers.
Instead of rage at him, she constantly asks, "What did I do wrong?
Mordecai's daughter Martha was overcome with grief as she read Dylan Thomas's "Do not go gentle into that good night," in which a son beseeches his father to "Rage, rage at the dying of the light." The poem was surely very inappropriate, since, first of all, it is useless to rage against death, and, second, Thomas would have been a most unfortunate example to follow, since he died, far from his wife and his native Wales, in a New York bar, where he drank himself to death.
We appear to have turned into an aggressive breed, ready to rage at anyone who displeases us.
It is misleading for example, to see Black femmes fatales, neurotic detectives, and grotesque bad guys as poor imitations of their White counterparts; these characters may be redeployed in the genre by Black filmmakers in order to represent such themes as Black rage at White America.
The share price stood at 0.327p at the time of suspension, valuing Rage at pounds 2.6m.
A study by motoring organisation the RAC claims eight million UK drivers admit to road rage at other motorists or arguments with their own passengers.