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rev

noun [C usually plural] uk   /rev/ informal us  
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   /rev/ (-vv-) us  
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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Translations of “rev”
in Spanish acelerar…
in French emballer le moteur…
in German auf Touren bringen/kommen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (引擎)一轉…
in Russian его преподобие…
in Turkish Muhterem, Saygıdeğer, Aziz…
in Chinese (Simplified) (发动机)一转…
in Polish Wiel. (= = Wielebny)…
(Definition of rev noun, verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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