- a revolution (in an engine or the like).
- to accelerate sharply the speed of (an engine or the like) (often followed by up).
- (of an engine) to accelerate; become revved (often followed by up).
- rev up, to increase in strength or accelerate sharply: The economy is beginning to rev up.
Origin of rev
Examples from the Web for revved
(Complete CPAC Coverage) A couple of speakers later, Mike Huckabee revved up the crowd with his just-plain-folks sermonizing.On CPAC Day 2, the Libertarian Wing Takes Over
March 8, 2014
Now the anti-Islam film has people all revved up against the Americans.Afghanistan: Of Blasphemy and Suicide Bombers
September 18, 2012
In the last year, he has revved up his serve by 10 miles per hour.Tennis' Next Greatest Player Who Ever Lived
September 14, 2010
During the night the artillery fire declined, but it revved the next morning.
The Irishman revved up, pinched one brake and gave the throttle a kick.A Yankee Flier with the R.A.F.
Rutherford G. Montgomery
Mike taxied back fast to the laboratory, turned the plane and revved up, holding on the brakes.
He revved up again and taxied as rapidly as he dared to the houseboat, swung broadside to it, and throttled back.
He revved the engines impatiently as the big door rolled away and the stars burned in at him.The Sex Life of the Gods
- revolution per minutethe engine was doing 5000 revs
- (often foll by up) to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)
Word Origin and History for revved
1916, from earlier noun (1901), shortening of revolution, in reference to the internal combustion engine. Related: Revved; revving.