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rage 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 rage against proposed cuts to their pay and pension schemes.
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.
rage out of control
1. To become so furious as to lose control of one's own thoughts or actions. He raged out of control after learning about his daughter's death.
2. To grow and intensify to a huge, destructive, and uncontrollable degree The wildfire has been raging out of control for the past three days. Debate around this issue has been raging out of control throughout this election.
rage over (something)
1. To become furious about something. He sat there raging over the fact that he'd been passed over for the promotion.
2. Of an argument, fight, debate, controversy, etc., to continue with fierce and unabating intensity. A debate has been raging over who should benefit most from a government tax cut. Controversy continues to rage over pictures of prison guard physically assaulting inmates.
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.
1. To become so furious as to lose control of one's own thoughts or actions. He raged uncontrollably after learning about his daughter's death.
2. To grow and intensify to a huge and uncontrollable degree The wildfire has been raging uncontrollably for the past three days. Debate around this issue has been raging uncontrollably throughout this election.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
rage out of control
to become uncontrollable. The fire raged out of control and threatened the residential area. If we didn't do something quickly, the fire would be raging out of control.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.