1 great anger
ADJ. blind, cold, icy, pure | helpless, impotent burning with impotent rage | pent-up, suppressed
QUANT. fit, burst He punched the wall in a fit of rage.
VERB + RAGE be beside yourself with, be boiling/burning with, be choked with, be filled with, be full of, be purple/red/white with, be rigid/stiff with, be shaking/trembling with, feel, seethe with He glared at me, quite beside himself with rage. ‘How dare you!’ she said, her voice choked with rage. | vent The people vented their rage on government buildings. | control, master He managed to master his rage.
RAGE + VERB build up She felt the rage building up inside her. | erupt His rage suddenly erupted. | subside His rage was beginning to subside.
PREP. with ~ She was speechless with rage. | ~ at boiling with rage at the unfairness of it all
PHRASES a bellow/cry/roar/shout of rage He gave a roar of rage and punched me in the face. | tears of rage
2 sudden display of great anger
ADJ. blind, terrible, towering | jealous | drunken She smashed up his car in a drunken rage.
VERB + RAGE be in, fly into, get in If something's too difficult she gets in a rage.
PREP. in a ~ She killed him in a rage of despair. | ~ about He was in a towering rage about his lost watch. | ~ at He flew into a rage at the insult. | ~ of He left in a rage of humiliation.
1 show great anger
PREP. about She was still raging about the treatment she had received. | against I raged inwardly against his injustice. | at The team was left raging at the referee's decision.
2 continue with great force
ADV. still, on The argument still rages on.
PREP. around Even the dogs were quiet while the heated quarrel raged around them. | within trying to control the fury raging within her
PHRASES rage unabated The storm raged unabated.