rant and rave meaning, rant and rave definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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rant

  
  ( rants    plural & 3rd person present)   ( ranting    present participle)   ( ranted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you say that someone rants, you mean that they talk loudly or angrily, and exaggerate or say foolish things.  
As the boss began to rant, I stood up and went out...      V  
Even their three dogs got bored and fell asleep as he ranted on...      V on  
`Let's get it over and done with, and to hell with them,' he ranted.      V with quote  
      Rant is also a noun., n-count  
Part I is a rant against organised religion.     
  ranting     ( rantings    plural)    n-var  
He had been listening to Goldstone's rantings all night...     
2    If you say that someone rants and raves, you mean that they talk loudly and angrily in an uncontrolled way.  
rant and rave      phrase   Vs inflect     (disapproval)    I don't rant and rave or throw tea cups.     
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rant     ( rants    plural & 3rd person present)   ( ranting    present participle)   ( ranted    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you say that someone rants, you mean that they talk loudly or angrily, and exaggerate or say foolish things.  
As the boss began to rant, I stood up and went out...      V  
Even their three dogs got bored and fell asleep as he ranted on...      V on  
`Let's get it over and done with, and to hell with them,' he ranted.      V with quote  
      Rant is also a noun., n-count  
Part I is a rant against organised religion.     
  ranting     ( rantings    plural)    n-var  
He had been listening to Goldstone's rantings all night...     
2    If you say that someone rants and raves, you mean that they talk loudly and angrily in an uncontrolled way.  
rant and rave      phrase   Vs inflect     (disapproval)    I don't rant and rave or throw tea cups.     

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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rant

  
1   
      vb   bellow, bluster, cry, declaim, rave, roar, shout, spout     (informal)   vociferate, yell  
2   
      n   bluster, bombast, diatribe, fanfaronade     (rare)   harangue, philippic, rhetoric, tirade, vociferation  

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ran, rat, ranting, recant

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