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raveverb [I]

uk   us   /reɪv/

rave verb [I] (SPEAK FOOLISHLY)

to speak in an uncontrolled way, usually because you are upset or angry, or because you are ill: He's always raving (on) about the government. She was ranting and raving about some imagined insult.

rave verb [I] (PRAISE)

informal to praise something very much: She raved about/over the clothes she had seen at the Paris fashion shows.

raveadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /reɪv/ informal
admiring and giving a lot of praise: The show has received rave reviews/notices in all the papers.

ravenoun [C]

uk   us   /reɪv/ mainly UK informal
an event where young people dance to modern electronic music and sometimes take illegal drugs: an all-night/open-air rave rave music
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