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noun rage pronunciation in British English /reɪdʒ/ 
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  1. [countable/uncountable] a very strong feeling of anger

    Her eyes filled with tears of rage and frustration.

    1. a.
      [uncountable] mainly journalism angry violent behaviour in a public situation. For example, road rage is violent behaviour by drivers

      It is clear that air rage is now on the increase.


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