Definition of 'rev'
Example sentences containing 'rev'
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Ignore the current rev limit on engines. The Sun (2009)The problem is that in a normal car the revs rise as your speed increases. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The same colour is used for the rev counter. The Sun (2010)Put your foot down in a normal car and the revs climb in tandem with the speed. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The rev counter remains directly in front of the steering wheel. The Sun (2006)The rev counter has been replaced by a power meter which shows battery charge and driving efficiency. The Sun (2014)He picked up his cigarettes from the shelf below the dash and asked me to rev the engine. Times, Sunday Times (2006)You also get a nice feeling when driving around town and running on the battery rather than revving the engine. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It then slightly increases the flow of fuel, which thereby increases the revs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When lorries were not clattering by, buses were revving their engines. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You're not interested in revs or speed. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It spins at around 300 revs per minute. Computers Basic Facts (1983)With no engine to rev, the journey was unusually quiet. Times, Sunday Times (2008)A rev counter and clock have also been added. The Sun (2008)I no longer feel guilty when my engines are revving low. Christianity Today (2000)I throw gears at the rev counter as my brain struggles to compute the blistering speed of the straight. The Sun (2009)Romantic leads in ballets chronically part; they run away to rev up the speed for launching themselves at each other. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Then we chose a spin set at a low 400 revs per minute to try to stop the brew getting totally stewed. The Sun (2016)On an automatic, put it into first or second if you can and try to find a suitable balance of speed and revs. Times, Sunday Times (2007) Car wars rev up THE battle of the forecourts is about to heat up. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Each engine is assembled by a single man and then put through a bench test that includes it performing at maximum revs for 10 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He said: 'He was revving the car and headed straight towards me. The Sun (2010)The single round dial, offset to the right, displays speed and revs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When spinning at around 300 revs per minute the disk is rigid and the head moves in a straight line between the centre and the edge. Computers Basic Facts (1983)The green and red LEDs light up gradually as the revs increase, showing the driver when to change up a gear. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'rev'
British English: rev VERB
When the engine of a vehicle revs, or when you rev it, the engine speed is increased as the accelerator is pressed.
The engine started, revved and the car jerked away down the hill.
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