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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.''

    When one so great begins to rage, he is hunted Even to falling.

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

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

    Why do the heathen rage?
    --Ps. ii. 1.

    The madding wheels Of brazen chariots raged; dire was the noise.

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

  4. To toy or act wantonly; to sport. [Obs.]

    Syn: To storm; fret; chafe; fume.


vb. (en-past of: rage)