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revel

verb [I] uk   /ˈrev.əl/ (-ll- or US usually -l-) literary us  
to dance, drink, sing, etc. at a party or in public, especially in a noisy way
reveller
noun [C] uk UK ( US reveler)   /r/ us    //
On New Year's Eve, thousands of revellers fill Trafalgar Square.
Phrasal verbs
Translations of “revel”
in Spanish deleitarse…
in French se délecter (de)…
in German schwelgen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指吵鬧地)狂歡,縱酒,作樂…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指吵闹地)狂欢,纵酒,作乐…
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