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Definition of rev verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

rev

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɛv//
 
[transitive, intransitive] rev (something) (up)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they rev
 
he / she / it revs
 
past simple revved
 
-ing form revving
 
 
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when you rev an engine or it revs, it runs quickly The taxi driver revved up his engine. I could hear the car revving outside.
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