A rampage is when a group of people is destructive and out of control, like an angry, violent riot following an unpopular political decision.

A single individual can go on a rampage, wreaking havoc and destruction, but the word most often describes the actions of an angry mob. You can also use rampage as a verb, as when furious football fans rampage through a town overturning cars and setting things on fire. The word was originally Scottish, from the Middle English ramp, "rave or rush wildly about."

Definitions of rampage

n violently angry and destructive behavior

violent disorder
an outrageous rampage usually involving sexual attacks by men on women
Type of:
the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

v act violently, recklessly, or destructively

take part in a riot; disturb the public peace by engaging in a riot
Type of:
act, move
perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

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