rev Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “rev” in the English Dictionary

"rev" in British English

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revnoun [C usually plural]

uk   us   /rev/ informal
a revolution (= one ​completeturn of a ​part in an ​engine): Keep the revs up (= the ​enginepartsturningquickly) or the ​engine will ​stall. a rev ​counter
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revverb [I or T]

uk   us   /rev/ (-vv-)
to ​increase the ​operatingspeed of an ​engine while the ​vehicle is not ​moving, usually to ​warm it to the ​correcttemperature: The ​noise of the ​carengine revving upwoke the ​wholeneighbourhood.
Phrasal verbs

Rev.noun [before noun]

(UK also Revd)
written abbreviation for Reverend
(Definition of rev from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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revverb [I/T]

 us   /rev/ (-vv-)
to ​increase the ​speed of the ​engine of a ​vehicle while the ​vehicle is not ​moving: [T] The ​pilot moved the ​plane into ​position and revved ​itsengines.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of rev from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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