From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishraverave1 /reɪv/ verb [intransitive] 1 rave about/over something2 ANGRYto talk in an angry, uncontrolled, or crazy wayrave at He started raving at merave on British English Lisa raved on about how awful it all was. He was still ranting and raving the next morning.→ See Verb table
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raveBasically everyone raved about Leeds that day - and Tuesday was a comfortable if a little uninspired.Newman was raving and banging his head on the wall of his cell.He was raving at Maurin, at all the people who had failed to live up to his expectations of them.They would rave for twenty minutes about the mouse, and totally ignore the significance of bit-mapping.Coach Bill Oates does not rant and rave on the sideline.ranting and ravingOur task is to understand our Ego, so that we can recognise its ranting and raving.Matilda was still ranting and raving against the absent Earl for getting himself captured.Its as if he was ranting and raving when he said it.
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raverave2 noun [countable] 1 DLa big event where people dance to loud music with a strong beat and often take drugs an all-night rave rave music rave parties raver2 strong praise for a new play, book etc The play got raves from the critics.
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raveThere were critical raves, too, for Revelations and for a dance by John Butler.Police have now warned of tough action against plans to hold any future rave parties.Even so there are rumours of an illegal rave.I am a great fan of rave music yet the lyrics have never made me want to try the drug.The black markets proffer Levis, pirated rave music and electric kettles.Now they're investigating how the rave was organised.They say the rave will be big but like its mascot it will also be inoffensive.
raverave3 adjective rave reviews/notices/reportsOrigin rave1 (1300-1400) Old French raver to wander, talk wildly