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be on a rampage

To be causing great destruction, disruption, or chaos; to be behaving very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces were on a rampage in the holy city. Our teacher was on a rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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on a rampage

Causing great destruction, disruption, or chaos; behaving very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces were on a rampage in the holy city. Our teacher went on a rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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go on the rampage

To cause great destruction, disruption, or chaos; to behave very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces went on the rampage in the holy city. Our teacher was going on the rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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be on the rampage

To be causing great destruction, disruption, or chaos; to be behaving very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces were on the rampage in the holy city. Our teacher was on the rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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on the rampage

Causing great destruction, disruption, or chaos; behaving very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces were on the rampage in the holy city. Our teacher went on the rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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go on a rampage

To cause great destruction, disruption, or chaos; to behave very violently or aggressively. Many ancient artifacts were destroyed while enemy forces went on a rampage in the holy city. Our teacher was going on a rampage this morning, screaming at the kids for their misbehavior.
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go on a rampage

to get very disturbed or angry. The angry bull went on a rampage and broke the fence. My boss went on a rampage because the report wasn't finished.
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on a rampage

Behaving violently, as in There was a near riot after the game, when some of the spectators went on a rampage. This term comes from the Old Scots verb ramp, meaning "to storm and rage." [Mid-1800s]
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be/go on the ˈrampage

run round the streets causing damage to shops/stores, cars, etc: After their team lost, some of the crowd went on the rampage through the town.
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on a/the rampage

Violently excited; furious. This term appears to have come from the Old Scots verb to ramp, meaning “to storm and rage.” The current cliché was known in the mid-nineteenth century. Dickens used it in Great Expectations (1861), in which Joe Gargery tells the hero, “On the Rampage, Pip, and Off the Rampage, Pip; such is Life!”
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Another UN official described the onslaught as "Kristallnacht in Kosovo," an allusion to the 1938 anti-Jewish rampage in Nazi Germany that is commonly perceived as the opening assault of the Holocaust.
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said Sunday that "Rampage" earned an estimated $34.5 million in its first weekend in North American theaters, and dominated internationally too with $114.1 million from 61 territories.
Summary: California [USA], November 16 (ANI): The gunman, who killed four people in a string of shootings in northern California on Tuesday, began his deadly rampage by killing his wife and stashing her body beneath the floorboards of their home, the police has said.