Rage
Rage Rage, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Raged} (r[=a]jd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raging} (r[=a]"j[i^]ng).] [OF. ragier. See {Rage}, n.] 1. To be furious with anger; to be exasperated to fury; to be violently agitated with passion. ``Whereat he inly raged.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

When one so great begins to rage, he is hunted Even to falling. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Rage, rage against the dying of the light Do not go gentle into that good night. --Dylan Thomas. [PJC]

2. To be violent and tumultuous; to be violently driven or agitated; to act or move furiously; as, the raging sea or winds. [1913 Webster]

Why do the heathen rage? --Ps. ii. 1. [1913 Webster]

The madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

3. To ravage; to prevail without restraint, or with destruction or fatal effect; as, the plague raged in Cairo. [1913 Webster]

4. To toy or act wantonly; to sport. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To storm; fret; chafe; fume. [1913 Webster]


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