[ rev ]
/ rɛv /
a revolution (in an engine or the like).
verb (used with object), revved, rev·ving.
to accelerate sharply the speed of (an engine or the like) (often followed by up).
verb (used without object), revved, rev·ving.
(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.
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Origin of rev
First recorded in 1900–05; short for revolution
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British Dictionary definitions for rev (1 of 3)
/ (rɛv) informal /
revolution per minutethe engine was doing 5000 revs
verb revs, revving or revved
(often foll by up) to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)
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