rampage

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From Middle English ramp (rave, rush wildly about), from Old French ramper.

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rampage (plural rampages)

  1. A course of violent, frenzied action.
    • 2006, Edwin Black, chapter 1, Internal Combustion[1]:
      Blast after blast, fiery outbreak after fiery outbreak, like a flaming barrage from within, [] most of Edison's grounds soon became an inferno. As though on an incendiary rampage, the fires systematically devoured the contents of Edison's headquarters and facilities.

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rampage (third-person singular simple present rampages, present participle rampaging, simple past and past participle rampaged)

  1. To move about wildly or violently

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