rage through (something)

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rage through (something)

1. To move through some place or thing in a fit of furious anger. The boss raged through the office after hearing about the dismal sales numbers from last quarter. I always knew to avoid my father when he raged through the house in one of his drunken stupors.
2. To spread through some region or area with great intensity and destructive force. A huge storm has been raging through the Pacific Northwest for the last week. The deadly wildfire continues to rage through Northern California.
3. Of an argument, fight, debate, controversy, etc., to spread through some place or thing with fierce and unabating intensity. A debate has been raging through our office right now about who the best football player of all time is. Controversy continues to rage through the country over the proposed legislation.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

rage through something

 
1. Lit. [for a fire] to burn rapidly through an area or a building. The fire raged through the unoccupied building. When the fire began to rage through the forest, we knew we had better head for the river.
2. Fig. [for someone] to move rapidly through some sequence or process, as if in a rage. Harry raged through the contract, looking for more errors. She raged through the book, angry with everything she read.
See also: rage, through
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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