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[WPI] 1. To persist in discussing a specific subject.

2. To speak authoritatively on a subject about which one knows very little.

3. To complain to a person who is not in a position to correct the difficulty.

4. To purposely annoy another person verbally.

5. To evangelise. See flame.

6. Also used to describe a less negative form of blather, such as friendly bullshitting. "Rave" differs slightly from flame in that "rave" implies that it is the persistence or obliviousness of the person speaking that is annoying, while flame implies somewhat more strongly that the tone or content is offensive as well.
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I did not sense that this "vibe" (meaning collective feeling of positive energy), as ravers refer to it, was present at all the rave parties I attended.
Nowadays, the drug songs of the sixties, like the Beatles' seemingly innocuous "Hey, Jude" (about heroin use) and Simon and Garfunkel's "The Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine" (marijuana) seem almost droll beside modern rap music's litany of crack-inspired horrors and the mass consumption of psychedelic drugs like Ecstasy and LSD at teenage rave parties.
A FARMER has said he is prepared to use violence to stop people breaking into his property and holding rave parties.
LAST SPRING, THE Chicago City Council decided "to crack down on wild rave parties that lure youngsters into environments loaded with dangerous club drugs, underage drinking and sometimes predatory sexual behavior," as the Chicago Tribune put it.
POLICE are preparing to crack down on gangs of revellers if they ignore warnings against Halloween rave parties in a Cheshire beauty spot tonight.
Typical French rave parties take place in outdoor, rural settings, but smaller raves have occurred in urban sites such as abandoned warehouses and a museum's basement.
ONE of this summer's biggest rave parties has been banned by angry islanders, it emerged yesterday.
Gay Josh bragged of making and then losing a million by running a nightclub and organising rave parties.
Certainly GHB use is not limited to gay men--the drug is widely taken at straight rave parties and has been implicated in a number of college campus date-rape cases.
It is present now in a lot of different forms, from the 'zines to the Rave parties to the second-generation psychedelic manufacturers.
Summary: Panaji (Goa) [India] Aug 14 (ANI): Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar has demanded a ban on outdoor music events, including rave parties, after two youngsters died at two separate raves in the popular beach village of Anjuna in North Goa possibly due to drug overdose on Sunday.
He's one of those responsible for the proliferation of drugs in rave parties,' Rigor said.