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Air rage is aggressive or violent behaviour by airline passengers.      n-uncount   oft N n  
Most air rage incidents involve heavy drinking.     
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rage     ( rages    plural & 3rd person present)   ( raging    present participle)   ( raged    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-var   Rage is strong anger that is difficult to control.   (=fury)  
He was red-cheeked with rage..., I flew into a rage...     
2       verb   You say that something powerful or unpleasant rages when it continues with great force or violence.  
Train services were halted as the fire raged for more than four hours...      V  
The war rages on and the time has come to take sides.      V on  
3       verb   If you rage about something, you speak or think very angrily about it.  
Monroe was on the phone, raging about her mistreatment by the brothers...      V about/against/at n  
Inside, Frannie was raging...      V  
`I can't see it's any of your business,' he raged.      V with quote  
4       n-uncount   You can refer to the strong anger that someone feels in a particular situation as a particular rage, especially when this results in violent or aggressive behaviour.  
n N  
Cabin crews are reporting up to nine cases of air rage a week.     
    road rage  
5       n-sing   When something is popular and fashionable, you can say that it is the rage or all the rage.  
INFORMAL   the N  
The 1950s look is all the rage at the moment.     

air rage     
Air rage is aggressive or violent behaviour by airline passengers.      n-uncount   oft N n  
Most air rage incidents involve heavy drinking.     
road rage     
Road rage is anger or violent behaviour caused by someone else's bad driving or the stress of being in heavy traffic.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a road rage attack on a male motorist...     

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1    agitation, anger, frenzy, fury, high dudgeon, ire, madness, mania, obsession, passion, rampage, raving, vehemence, violence, wrath  
2    craze, enthusiasm, fad     (informal)   fashion, latest thing, mode, style, vogue  
3    be beside oneself, be furious, blow a fuse     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   blow one's top, blow up     (informal)   chafe, crack up     (informal)   flip one's lid     (slang)   fly off the handle     (informal)   foam at the mouth, fret, fume, go ballistic     (slang, chiefly U.S.)   go off the deep end     (informal)   go up the wall     (slang)   rant and rave, rave, see red     (informal)   seethe, storm, throw a fit     (informal)   wig out     (slang)  
4    be at its height, be uncontrollable, rampage, storm, surge  
,       n  
1    acceptance, calmness, equanimity, gladness, good humour, joy, pleasure, resignation  
3    accept, keep one's cool, remain unruffled, resign oneself to, stay calm  

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road rage, range, rag, ragged

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When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
poisonous gas that pollutes the air in coal mines
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
a column of air whirling around and towards a more or less vertical axis of low pressure, which moves along the land or ocean surface
sigle of "Air Launched Cruise Missile" that can find his target electronically by his own means at a long distance according to a memorized map of the landscape he has to pass over
can also be launched from the soil or the sea. they can be reprogrammed or destroyed during the fly by the "sender"
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