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rant against someone or something

to rave and yell against someone or something. She spent most of the morning ranting against her mother-in-law. Leonard spent the entire morning ranting against the government.
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rant and rave (about someone or something)

to shout angrily and wildly about someone or something. Barbara rants and raves when her children don't obey her. Bob rants and raves about anything that displeases him.
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rant (at someone) about someone or something

to talk in a loud, violent way, about someone or something. Anne ranted about the bad service she had received at the store. On the bus, someone was ranting at me about the end of the world.
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rant at someone or something

to rave and yell at someone or something. Stop ranting at me! The boss would never rant at the office staff.
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rant and rave

Talk loudly and vehemently, especially in anger, as in There you go again, ranting and raving about the neighbor's car in your driveway. This idiom is a redundancy, since rant and rave mean just about the same thing, but probably survives on account of its alliterative appeal.
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ˌrant and ˈrave

(disapproving) show that you are angry by shouting or complaining loudly for a long time: He stood there for about twenty minutes ranting and raving about the colour of the new paint.
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The RANTED project will explore a new class of materials with unique dielectric properties in the microwave range, suitable for applications in mobile phones and other wireless systems.
The RANTED technology will demonstrate antennas which support all these applications in a compact footprint with improved performance.
In addition to mobile phones and wireless devices, the novel materials developed by the RANTED project are expected to benefit a broad range of microwave applications: from medical imaging to antennas, filters, receivers and transmitters for microwave and terahertz systems; from radar to satellite and mobile phone applications.
The RANTED project represents a significant step in our progress towards these goals.
The Peep Show comedian ranted that adults never used to even dream of watching the show, and said it was weird that it was so popular with older people.
As the verdict was announced in Baghdad, Saddam, 69, ranted at the judge: "You are traitors.