rev
I. noun Etymology: short for revolution Date: circa 1890 1. a revolution of a motor 2. revolution per minute — usually used in plural II. verb (revved; revving) Date: 1920 transitive verb 1. a. to step up the number of revolutions per minute of — often used with up <
rev up the engine
>
b. increase — used with up <
rev up production
>
2. to drive or operate especially at high speed — often used with up 3. to make more active or effective — used with up <
revving up the economy
>
4. to stir up ; excite — usually used with up <
revved up the kids before bedtime
>
intransitive verb 1. to operate at an increased speed of revolution — usually used with up 2. to increase in amount or activity — usually used with up <
the campaign revved up
>
3. to become more excited especially in anticipation — usually used with up <
the partygoers were revving up
>
III. abbreviation 1. revenue 2. reverse 3. review; reviewed 4. revised; revision 5. revolution

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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