adjective Etymology: from present participle of English dialect rare to rear, alteration of English rear Date: 1909 full of enthusiasm or eagerness <
ready and raring to go

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  • raring — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ very eager to do something: she was raring to go. ORIGIN from rare, dialect variant of ROAR(Cf. ↑roarer) or REAR(Cf. ↑rear) …   English terms dictionary

  • raring — [adj] eager champing at the bit*, enthusiastic, itching*, keen, longing, ready, willing; concept 401 Ant. reluctant …   New thesaurus

  • raring — [[t]re͟ərɪŋ[/t]] 1) PHRASE: V inflects If you say that you are raring to go, you mean that you are very eager to start doing something. After a good night s sleep, Paul said he was raring to go. 2) ADJ: v link ADJ, ADJ to inf, ADJ for n If you… …   English dictionary

  • raring — adj. (colloq.) eager (cannot stand alone) raring to + inf. (we are raring to go) * * * [ re(ə)rɪŋ] (colloq.) [ eager ] (cannot stand alone) raring to + inf. (we are raring to go) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • raring — rar|ing [ˈreərıŋ US ˈrer ] adj informal [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: REAR2] 1.) raring to go very eager to start an activity ▪ They woke up early and were raring to go. 2.) raring to do sth BrE very eager to do something ▪ The children were raring… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • raring — rar|ing [ rerıŋ ] adjective raring to do something excited about something and impatient to begin it: She s training hard and raring to run in the marathon. raring to go (=ready to start something): Now that he s recovered from his injuries, he s …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • raring — adjective 1 raring to go very eager to start an activity: They woke up early and were raring to go. 2 raring to do sth very eager to do something: The children were raring to get out into the snow …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • raring — adj. (foll. by to + infin.) colloq. enthusiastic, eager (raring to go). Etymology: part. of rare, dial. var. of ROAR or REAR(2) * * * raring see rare v. 1 b …   Useful english dictionary

  • raring — /rair ing/, adj. Informal. very eager or anxious; enthusiastic: raring to go. [1905 10; RARE3 + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • raring — adjective Eager. Im ready and raring to go; I can hardly wait to get there …   Wiktionary

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