rave Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"rave" in British English

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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 ​imaginedinsult.

rave verb [I] (PRAISE)

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

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 ​youngpeopledance to ​modernelectronicmusic and sometimes take ​illegaldrugs: an ​all-night/​open-air rave rave ​music
(Definition of rave from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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 us   /reɪv/

rave adjective (ENTHUSIASTIC)

admiring; giving ​praise: The show has ​received rave ​reviews.
noun [C]  us   /reɪv/
Her ​speechdrew raves from everyone.

raveverb [I]

 us   /reɪv/

rave verb [I] (SPEAK FOOLISHLY)

to ​speak or ​shout in a way that is out of ​control, usually because of ​anger or ​mentalillness: She was ​wild and raving, ​tearing up her ​books.

rave verb [I] (SHOW ENTHUSIASM)

infml to ​expresspraise and ​admiration for someone or something ​enthusiastically: Everyone is raving about that new Vietnamese ​restaurant.
(Definition of rave from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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