Definition of raring in English:



  • [with infinitive] Very enthusiastic and eager to do something.

    ‘she was raring to get back to her work’
    ‘I'll be ready and raring to go’
    • ‘I'll certainly be ready and raring to go in Monaco, a track I've never raced at but have always dreamed about.’
    • ‘Assembled at Bullpot Farm was a fine team of individuals all ready and raring to go.’
    • ‘Mrs Withington's nephews and nieces, who have children aged from 12 to 20, are raring to go too.’
    • ‘Now I am fit and raring to go, ready to give it my all against New Zealand at Ewood Park on Saturday.’
    • ‘The Beatles song is blasting in my head, and I'm raring to go.’
    • ‘Maybe you're still raring to go, still quivering to the soca beat, still feeling the Carnival energy.’
    • ‘Ever since the announcement, she has been excited and is raring to go.’
    • ‘The cast of 30 actors had reached ‘performance standard’ and were now raring to go.’
    • ‘A gulf War veteran said troops would be ready and raring to go if there is another conflict.’
    • ‘The most creative inventions will be recognised in the global event and the participants from Chennai are raring to go.’
    • ‘Whitehead was satisfied with her own performance because she was just returning from injury but now she is back to full fitness and raring to go.’
    • ‘But he is now ready and raring to guide Leigh through their first-ever season in the elite division.’
    • ‘Sergeant Andy Swift said the soldiers were raring to go.’
    • ‘Early next morning found the Talbots eager like frisky children raring to get started in their adventure.’
    • ‘I did nine shows there and I was in great shape, so I'm raring to get out there.’
    • ‘You'll be wide awake and raring to go once the lifts open.’
    • ‘He had taken Lewis's best shots, and was still raring to go.’
    • ‘And when it comes to playing music, the kids are raring to prove that they can be as serious as the doyens of classical music.’
    • ‘Memories sit waiting at the door of the subconscious, just raring to flood out whenever the gatekeeper is distracted.’
    • ‘Foot-and-mouth disease meant practically no contact with animals last year, so children will be raring to make animal mates.’
    eager, keen, enthusiastic, full of enthusiasm, impatient, longing, chafing at the bit, champing at the bit, desperate
    ready, willing
    dying, itching, gagging
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1920s: present participle of rare, dialect variant of roar or rear.