Definition of raring in US 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’
    • ‘Sergeant Andy Swift said the soldiers were raring to go.’
    • ‘A gulf War veteran said troops would be ready and raring to go if there is another conflict.’
    • ‘Ever since the announcement, she has been excited and is raring to go.’
    • ‘Now I am fit and raring to go, ready to give it my all against New Zealand at Ewood Park on Saturday.’
    • ‘The cast of 30 actors had reached ‘performance standard’ and were now raring to go.’
    • ‘Early next morning found the Talbots eager like frisky children raring to get started in their adventure.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He had taken Lewis's best shots, and was still raring to go.’
    • ‘Maybe you're still raring to go, still quivering to the soca beat, still feeling the Carnival energy.’
    • ‘The Beatles song is blasting in my head, and I'm raring to go.’
    • ‘Mrs Withington's nephews and nieces, who have children aged from 12 to 20, are raring to go too.’
    • ‘But he is now ready and raring to guide Leigh through their first-ever season in the elite division.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The most creative inventions will be recognised in the global event and the participants from Chennai are 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.’
    • ‘I did nine shows there and I was in great shape, so I'm raring to get out there.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Assembled at Bullpot Farm was a fine team of individuals all ready and raring to go.’
    • ‘You'll be wide awake and raring to go once the lifts open.’
    eager, keen, enthusiastic, full of enthusiasm, impatient, longing, chafing at the bit, champing at the bit, desperate
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1920s: present participle of rare, dialect variant of roar or rear.