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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: reveler 'to rebel, revel', from Latin rebellare; REBEL1

revel

verb
     
Related topics: Leisure
rev‧el past tense and past participle revelled, present participle revelling British English, past tense and past participle reveled, present participle reveling American English [intransitive] old use
DL to spend time dancing, eating, drinking etc, especially at a party
revel noun [countable usually plural]

revel in something

phrasal verb
to enjoy something very much:
He revelled in his new-found fame.

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