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REV UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rev up mean? 

REV UP (verb)
  The verb REV UP has 2 senses:

1. speed up
2. increase the number of rotations per minute

  Familiarity information: REV UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REV UP (verb)


Sense 1rev up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Speed up

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rev up; step up

Context example:

let's rev up production

Hypernyms (to "rev up" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2rev up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Increase the number of rotations per minute

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

rev; rev up

Context example:

rev up an engine

Hypernyms (to "rev up" is one way to...):

increase (make bigger or more)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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