- violent or excited behavior that is reckless, uncontrolled, or destructive.
- a state of violent anger or agitation: The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage. The river has gone on a rampage and flooded the countryside.
- to rush, move, or act furiously or violently: a bull elephant rampaging through the jungle.
Origin of rampage
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Examples from the Web for rampage
Following his rampage, Courture-Rouleau was shot and killed.Terrorist Ends Canada’s Innocence
October 22, 2014
ISIS had broadly advertised its acquisition of a broad range of U.S.-made weapons during its rampage across Iraq.ISIS Video: America’s Air Dropped Weapons Now in Our Hands
October 21, 2014
After the rampage, Demetrius Hewlin, 16, Daniel Parmertor, 16, and Russell King Jr., 17, lay dead.How To Plan A Jailbreak
September 13, 2014
In the midst of this rampage, I found myself talking with Lucy Big Lake.Native American Basketball Team in Wyoming Have Hoop Dreams Of Their Own
August 31, 2014
Amidst the rampage, Iraqi officers and soldiers abandoned critical outposts in and around the Kurdish majority city of Kirkuk.‘Practically Speaking, Iraq Has Broken Apart’
June 16, 2014
By this means his numbers were soon recruited, and he was again on the rampage.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
All the women in Jenkintown seemed on the rampage, at least all those we are dealing with.The Expressman and the Detective
That's a narrow-gauge line, and Clear Creek 's been on a rampage.The Cross-Cut
Courtney Ryley Cooper
Oh, you don't know how I long to go on the rampage sometimes!The Hero
William Somerset Maugham
It's pretty hard not to shoot out there where men go on the rampage so often.The Eagle's Heart
- (intr) to rush about in an angry, violent, or agitated fashion
- angry or destructive behaviour
- on the rampage behaving violently or destructively
Word Origin and History for rampage
1861, from rampage (v.).
Idioms and Phrases with rampage
see on a rampage.