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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: raver 'to wander, talk wildly'

rave

1 verb
     
rave1 [intransitive]
1

rave about/over something

to talk about something you enjoy or admire in an excited way [= enthuse]:
Now I understand why travelers rave about Lapland.
The customers were raving over our homemade chili.
2 to talk in an angry, uncontrolled, or crazy way
rave at
He started raving at me
rave on British English
Lisa raved on about how awful it all was.
He was still ranting and raving the next morning.

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