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rev

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noun \ˈrev\

Definition of rev

  1. 1 :  a revolution of a motor

  2. 2 :  revolution per minute —usually used in plural

Origin and Etymology of rev

short for revolution


First Known Use: circa 1890

Other Automotive Terms


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rev

verb

Definition of rev

revved

revving

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to step up the number of revolutions per minute of —often used with up <rev up the engine> b :  increase —used with up <rev up production>

  3. 2 :  to drive or operate especially at high speed —often used with up

  4. 3 :  to make more active or effective —used with up <revving up the economy>

  5. 4 :  to stir up :  excite —usually used with up <revved up the kids before bedtime>

  6. intransitive verb
  7. 1 :  to operate at an increased speed of revolution —usually used with up

  8. 2 :  to increase in amount or activity —usually used with up <the campaign revved up>

  9. 3 :  to become more excited especially in anticipation —usually used with up <the partygoers were revving up>

1920

First Known Use of rev

1920


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rev

abbreviation

Definition of rev

  1. 1 revenue

  2. 2 reverse

  3. 3 review; reviewed

  4. 4 revised; revision

  5. 5 revolution


Rev

abbreviation

Definition of Rev

  1. 1 Revelation

  2. 2 reverend

Other Christian Religious Terms



REV Defined for English Language Learners

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rev

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noun \ˈrev\

Definition of rev for English Language Learners

  • : a complete turn of an engine part


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rev

verb

Definition of rev for English Language Learners

  • : to cause (an engine) to run more quickly : to increase the revolutions per minute of (a motor in a vehicle)


REV Defined for Kids

rev

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verb \ˈrev\

Definition of rev for Students

revved

revving

  1. :  to increase the number of revolutions per minute of (a motor) <rev an engine>


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