Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A course of violent, frenzied behavior or action.
  • intransitive verb To move about wildly or violently.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To act or move in a ramping manner; spring or rush violently; rage or storm about.
  • To run or prance about; move springily or friskily; romp; riot.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Prov. or Low Violent or riotous behavior; a state of excitement, passion, or debauchery.
  • intransitive verb Prov. or Low To leap or prance about, as an animal; to be violent; to rage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A course of violent, frenzied action.
  • verb To move about wildly or violently

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively
  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Scots, possibly from ramp.]

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

Examples

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  • I rampaged that rampage into another rampage.

    October 9, 2015