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rave

[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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The rest of his already extensive catalogue consummates the same marriage of sideways cinematic inspiration and modernized rave-ups.
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a lush old-school ballad that finds Harry longing for a romantically takecharge guy (or girl--the singer has confessed to a lesbian dalliance or two in her day), plus punky rave-ups like "Whiteout.
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Yes, this is a long way from the gyrating heavy sweating rave-ups of today, though maybe a lot closer to the new Saturday night hit-show Strictly Come Dancing which starts a second series next month.
66), careen among irresistible hooks, lush, dense arrangements, and frantically layered rave-ups.
You can use a different wall covering on each side,for example; a wild zebra design for rave-ups backed with gentle pink tea roses for when the vicar calls.
Up to 30 people crowded into his small terraced home as Gnojek threw his regular late-night rave-ups.
Each day a newsletter keeps passengers informed about what is on offer in the way of evening entertainment, ranging from games shows, 50s nights or rave-ups in the nightclub.
From teenage rave-ups on Mediterranean hot spots ( where flashing your crown jewels in the street is rapidly becoming old hat) to prime-time movies such as Magic Mike, where Channing Tatum has no qualms about strutting his stuff along with his male stripper mates.
While the musicians may still have dreams of becoming the Clash for the new millennium in the back of their collective heads, Rancid is best when they are being Rancid, and that's exactly what you get on the band's first studio album in six years, "Let the Dominoes Fall," which features 19 piping hot punk rave-ups clocking in at a lean, mean 45 minutes.
Rhino's latest box can be seen as something of a sequel to 1999's ``Loud, Fast & Out of Control,'' though this four-disc set's aim is narrower, culling 101 pure rockabilly rave-ups recorded from 1954 to 1969.