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verb [intransitive] rave pronunciation in American English /reɪv/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleraving
past tenseraved
past participleraved
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  1. 1
    to speak or write in a very enthusiastic way about someone or something
    rave about/over:

    The critics are raving about her performance.

    They were all raving over the beauty of the landscape.

  2. 2
    to talk in an angry and uncontrolled way

    “It’s all your fault!” Melissa raved.

    rave about:

    He just started raving about women again.

    rave at:

    He raved at all the people who hadn’t lived up to his expectations.

    1. a.
      to talk in a crazy way when you are very sick

      You were raving in your sleep.


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