rage at (someone or something)

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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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Forget his ugly rant to camera for a second, and look how we've spent all week raging at him for doing what everyone, from dug-outs to stands, does in a modern football stadium: swears loudly, to no one in particular, for no reason.
MacLennan found a parallel for it in a rheumatic heart; his heroine, Catherine, suffered from this condition, so that it could be described as "fate made palpable." The novel depicts Catherine's husband George raging at fate because of her illness; in the end, he finds a faith which will enable him to banish rage and fear.