• WordNet 3.6
    • v rampage act violently, recklessly, or destructively
    • n rampage violently angry and destructive behavior
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Rampage To leap or prance about, as an animal; to be violent; to rage.
    • n Rampage Violent or riotous behavior; a state of excitement, passion, or debauchery; as, to be on the rampage .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rampage A leaping or jumping about, as from anger or excitement; violent or furious movement; excited action of any kind: as, to be on the rampage; to go on a rampage.
    • rampage To act or move in a ramping manner; spring or rush violently; rage or storm about.
    • rampage To run or prance about; move springily or friskily; romp; riot.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Rampage a state of passion or excitement
    • Rampage a state of passion or excitement
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Ramp (v.)
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. ramper, to creep, to clamber; from the Teut.; cf. Low Ger. rappen, to snatch, Ger. raffen.


In literature:

You see, the master keeps him pretty short to tame him down and keep him from going on the rampage.
"Glyn Severn's Schooldays" by George Manville Fenn
Sure a bigger and more rampaging baste niver fought wid a human man, and tried hard to ate him.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
They're on a regular rampage.
"Frank Merriwell's Races" by Burt L. Standish
The next time she starts in on any such rampage, just pick her up and carry her out, as any naughty child should be carried.
"Peggy Stewart at School" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
All the women in Jenkintown seemed on the rampage, at least all those we are dealing with.
"The Expressman and the Detective" by Allan Pinkerton
The devil rampaged around me all the time I was looking at that golden glow; but God spoke to me through the hollyhock.
"Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I hope Prince is not going on a rampage as Princess did.
"Joe Strong, the Boy Fish" by Vance Barnum
The Indians continued on a rampage.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
He'd be rampaging about here ready to tear us all to pieces.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
He rampaged through department stores without buying a thing, till store detectives secretly followed him.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis

In poetry:

Felt mo' out of sorts
Than ever befo',
So he went on a rampage
My ole boy Joe.
"The Ballad Of Joe Meek" by Sterling A Brown
The sun is hotter than the top ledge in a steam bath;
The ravine, crazed, is rampaging below.
Spring — that corn-fed, husky milkmaid —
Is busy at her chores with never a letup.
"March" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

The Florida Panthers, NHL parent club of the Rampage, announced that 17 players have been assigned to the AHL affiliate.
ROCKLIN (CBS13) – An 83-year-old man was allegedly the victim of a beating by a man 50 years younger than him in what Rocklin police are calling a road rage rampage.
AWOL soldier accused of plotting attack on Fort Hood condemned 2009 rampage at Texas Army base.
Mall shooting appears to be lone, random rampage.
Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage.
Hood shooting rampage, and removed the judge from the case.
Tucson gunman Loughner pleads guilty to rampage.
Gunman's psychiatrist alerted police before rampage.
Years of Cro-Mags dis'chord' climaxes in E. Village stabbing rampage.
What really drives suicide bombers , rampage shooters, and other self-destructive killers.
Karrie Booth , owner and manager of Holistic Health and Fitness in Craig, sits with her dog Rampage.
Abbotsford goaltender Barry Brust broke a 55-year-old American Hockey League record and the Heat went on to beat the San Antonio Rampage 3-2 in a shootout Saturday.
Map Tule River Indian reservation in California, where a man went on a shooting rampage that left a daughter, his mother and her two brothers dead.
California tribe prepares to bury 5 from rampage.
The Miami man whose was face chewed off by a man on a likely drug rampage was a graduate of the elite Stuyvesant High School, according to published reports.