Definitions for REVrɛv

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

revrɛv(n.; v.)revved, rev•ving.

  1. (n.)a revolution of the crankshaft or other rotating part within an engine.

    Category: Informal

  2. (v.t.)to accelerate sharply the speed of (an internal-combustion engine), esp. while the clutch is disengaged (often fol. by up).

    Category: Informal

  3. (v.i.)(of an engine) to accelerate; become revved (often fol. by up).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  4. rev up, to increase in activity or speed; accelerate sharply: to stimulate or stir up; excite.

    The economy began to rev up.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of rev:

1900–05; short for revolution


  1. Revelation; Revelations.

    Category: Bible

  2. Reverend.

    Category: Religion


  1. revenue.

  2. reverse.

  3. review; reviewed.

  4. revise; revised.

  5. revision.

  6. revolution.

  7. revolving.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. revolutions per minute, rpm, rev(verb)

    rate of revolution of a motor

    "the engine was doing 6000 revs"

  2. rev up, rev(verb)

    increase the number of rotations per minute

    "rev up an engine"


  1. Rev

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'REV' in Nouns Frequency: #2821

Anagrams of REV

  1. ERV, ver, VRE

Translations for REV

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to increase the speed of revolution of (a car engine etc)

He revved the engine (up); He was revving up in the yard.

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