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rev something up

to make an idling engine run very fast, in short bursts of power. Hey! Stop revving it up! I wish that Tom wouldn't sit out in front of our house in his car and rev up his engine.
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rev up

to increase in amount or activity. Production revved up after the strike. We're hoping business will rev up soon.
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rev up

Increase the speed or rate of, enliven, stimulate, as in Bill revved up the motor, or They looked for ways to rev up the ad campaign. The verb rev is an abbreviation for revolution, alluding to the rate of rotation of an engine. The idiom dates from about 1920 and has been used figuratively since the mid-1900s.
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rev up

v. Slang
1. To make some engine work faster by injecting it with fuel: The mechanic revved up the engine before the race. We revved the engine up and sped off.
2. To work faster due to an injection of fuel: The old car's engine revved up when I pushed the accelerator.
3. To make someone or something more lively or productive: We had a pep rally to rev ourselves up for the game. The administration is making efforts to rev up the economy.
4. To increase in rate, amount, or activity: Production revved up after the war started.
5. To improve the quality of something: We need to add something to this batter to rev up the flavor. Those candles really revved up the festive atmosphere.
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rev

mod. revolting. Fix you hair! You are so rev!

rev something up

tv. to speed up an engine in short bursts. Tom sat at the traffic light revving up his engine.
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revved (up)

mod. excited, perhaps by drugs. The kids were all revved up, ready to party.
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revved

verb
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Si << la majorite des reves que Freud examine doivent etre regardes comme des satisfactions camouflees du desir >>, << si le desir est ainsi dupe on peut difficilement dire du reve qu'il en est la satisfaction >>.
L'inconscient n'est donc pas une instance genetique par laquelle on pourrait expliquer - en l'interpretant - nos reves.
Le Lac des Reves is a fantastic spot, overlooking a large expanse of water separating the parc from its nearest twin holiday towns of Palavas les Flots and Carnon; both family-friendly spots with long stretches of sandy beaches to have fun on by day and numerous reasonably priced restaurants to unwind at by night.
Many who visit Le Lac des Reves decide there is so much to do, they have little need to venture out.
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Finally, Section IV will consider the interaction of Reves and [section] 1962(d), RICO conspiracy, both before and after the Supreme Court's seminal decision in Salinas v.
Cette idee d'une limite de l'inventivite intervient aussi dans la construction de la problematique de L'interpretation des reves.
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While the factual findings clearly are favorable to Ernst, it is highly questionable whether Reves has significantly limited CPAs' potential liability for triple damages under RICO.
La ville oE tout le monde peut trouver sa joie de vivre et son plaisir de continuer la vie avec tant de reves.
Reves, Federal Securities Law Reporter 96060, 6/27/91.
Au Festival Gnaoua et Musiques du Monde, on ne reve pas seulement mais on vit ses reves de musique et de partage, indique-t-on sur le site du festival.
Nous faisons appel a la Direction de l'action sociale (DAS), a la Direction de l'education et a l'APW d'Oran pour nous aider a mener a terme ce reve afin d'aider a l'epanouissement de nos enfants[beaucoup plus grand que].