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rampage

[ noun ram-peyj; verb ram-peyj, ram-peyj ]
/ noun ˈræm peɪdʒ; verb ræmˈpeɪdʒ, ˈræm peɪdʒ /
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noun
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.
verb (used without object), ram·paged, ram·pag·ing.
to rush, move, or act furiously or violently: a bull elephant rampaging through the jungle.
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Origin of rampage

First recorded in 1705–15; ramp1 + -age

OTHER WORDS FROM rampage

ram·pag·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for rampage

rampage

verb (ræmˈpeɪdʒ)
(intr) to rush about in an angry, violent, or agitated fashion
noun (ˈræmpeɪdʒ, ræmˈpeɪdʒ)
angry or destructive behaviour
on the rampage behaving violently or destructively

Derived forms of rampage

rampageous, adjectiverampageously, adverbrampageousness, nounrampager, noun

Word Origin for rampage

C18: from Scottish, of uncertain origin; perhaps based on ramp
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Other Idioms and Phrases with rampage

rampage

see on a rampage.

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