From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishragerage1 /reɪdʒ/ ●●○ noun 1 ANGRY[countable, uncountable] a strong feeling of uncontrollable anger Sobbing with rage, Carol was taken to the hospital.in a rage Sam became quite frightening when he was in a rage.cry/scream/roar etc of rage Just then, she heard Mr Evan’s bellow of rage.red/dark/purple with rage His face was red with rage.trembling/shaking with rage Forester stared at his car, trembling with rage.seething/incandescent with rage (=as angry as a person can possibly be) Animal rights supporters were incandescent with rage. Richens was 17 when he flew into a rage and stabbed another teenager.2 → be all the rage3 → rage for somethingCOLLOCATIONSverbsshake/tremble with rageHis wife was shaking with rage.seethe with rageThe injustice of it made Melissa seethe with rage.cry with rageI was crying with rage and frustration.explode with rage (also fly into a rage) (=suddenly become very angry)She knew her father would explode with rage if he found out.phrasesbe in a rageMoran was in a rage about some tools that had been left out in the rain.be speechless with rageSpeechless with rage, he hurled the letter in the fire before storming out.be beside yourself with rage (=be so angry that you cannot control yourself)They had been publicly humiliated and were beside themselves with rage.be incandescent with rage formal (=be extremely angry)The Queen was incandescent with rage.be white with rageI could see she was white with rage.somebody's face is dark/red/purple with rageHis face went purple with rage.somebody's face is twisted/contorted with rageMike's usually calm face was contorted with rage.a fit of rageIn a fit of rage, he seized the poor man by the shoulders and shouted at him.a cry/howl/bellow etc of rageShe remembered his cries of rage as he was taken away.tears of rageHer eyes were now full of tears of rage.adjectivesa jealous rageHe killed his wife in a jealous rage.a drunken rageHe smashed up his former girlfriend's car in a drunken rage.a blind/uncontrollable rage (=extreme uncontrolled anger that makes someone violent)He lashed out in a blind rage.murderous rage (=anger that makes someone capable of murder)Captain Black was in a murderous rage.a towering rage (=extremely angry)He was in a towering rage.
Examples from the Corpusrage• In fact he is in a rage.• When we accused him of lying, he flew into a rage.• He bellowed with pain and rage, and sitting astride, continued punching her savagely in the face until she lay still.• Brown killed his wife in a jealous rage.• They appeared to lack even what strength is needed to hold a glint of rage in their eyes.• He gave a roar of rage, scrambled to his feet and turned round, his right arm raised.• It was all coming back, a fury of whiteness rushing against my head with violent percussive rage.• But an Examiner computer analysis has uncovered a new trend: Human names are all the rage for canines.• If he felt frozen, that was just what you would expect when rage went cold.• Vera's hands shook with rage as she read the letter.in a rage• She stalked around the House of Mandru as if she was always in a rage about something.• He rushed away in a rage of disappointment.• She threw open the door in a rage and confronted Ellis.• To my consternation Trondur exploded in rage.• I went home in a rage.• In fact he is in a rage.• She is in a rage, her face white, fists clenched.• Sabine Jourdain had faced Tim in a rage and Sabine Jourdain was dead.ragerage2 verb 1 ANGRY[intransitive, transitive] written to feel very angry about something and show this in the way you behave or speakrage at/against He was sorry he had raged at her earlier. ‘How was I to know!’ Jenny raged.2 CONTINUE/NOT STOP[intransitive] if something such as a battle, a disagreement, or a storm rages, it continues with great violence or strong emotions Civil war has been raging in the country for years. A debate is raging about what form pensions should take. Outside, a storm was raging.rage on The battle raged on (=continued).3 [intransitive] if a fire or illness rages, it spreads fast and is hard to control The fire raged for twelve hours and fifteen people died. A great cholera epidemic raged across Europe in 1831.4 [intransitive] informal to have fun with a group of people in a wild and uncontrolled way We couldn’t wait to go out and rage.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusrage• While we are on the subject of mortality, Victor Meldrew continues to rage against the dying of the light.• Wilson's own insides contracted at the thought and she raged against the injustice of such a thing.• Outside, a thunderstorm was raging and the lights flickered.• Feeling helpless and angry they rage at the child, throwing temper tantrums themselves.• The word opens a window into the debate raging in their hearts as they doubted.• A debate still rages on bilingual education in public schools.• But Diomedes raged on, working havoc in the Trojan ranks until he came face to face with Hector.• Many remonstrated with him for a howling storm was raging outside, it was night and the journey was a dangerous one.• Today, a third battle rages, this time over the portion of the Central Freeway that remains north of Market Street.rage at/against• And felt an icy rage against all women who would use me.• For Sycorax was filled with rage at her condition.• The rage at our families, our lovers, our teachers was staggering.• Feeling helpless and angry they rage at the child, throwing temper tantrums themselves.• Ferguson raged at the fourth official when he indicated four minutes of stoppage time, insisting that it should have been 14.• Wilson's own insides contracted at the thought and she raged against the injustice of such a thing.-rage-rage /reɪdʒ/ suffix [in nouns] → road-rage/air-rage etcFrom Longman Business Dictionaryragerage /reɪdʒ/ noun [countable, uncountable] a feeling of extreme, uncontrollable anger → air rage → phone rageOrigin rage1 (1200-1300) Old French Latin rabies “anger, wildness”, from rabere “to be wild with anger”