revved up

revved up


  1. a revolution (in an engine or the like).

verb (used with object), revved, rev·ving.

  1. to accelerate sharply the speed of (an engine or the like) (often followed by up).

verb (used without object), revved, rev·ving.

  1. (of an engine) to accelerate; become revved (often followed by up).

Verb Phrases

  1. rev up, to increase in strength or accelerate sharply: The economy is beginning to rev up.


  1. revolution per minutethe engine was doing 5000 revs

verb revs, revving or revved

  1. (often foll by up) to increase the speed of revolution of (an engine)

1916, from earlier noun (1901), shortening of revolution, in reference to the internal combustion engine. Related: Revved; revving.

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