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rev

noun [C usually plural] uk   us   /rev/ informal
a revolution (= one complete turn of a part in an engine): Keep the revs up (= the engine parts turning quickly) or the engine will stall. a rev counter
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rev

verb [I or T] uk   us   /rev/ (-vv-)
to increase the operating speed of an engine while the vehicle is not moving, usually to warm it to the correct temperature: The noise of the car engine revving up woke the whole neighbourhood.
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