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1‘the old man was raving about Armageddon and the fires of hell’
talk wildly, babble, jabber, ramble, maunder
talk incoherently, be delirious
2‘I was angry as hell—I raved and swore at them’
rant, rant and rave, rage, explode in anger, lose one's temper, be beside oneself, storm, fulminate, deliver a harangue, deliver a tirade, go into a frenzy, lose control
shout, roar, thunder, bellow
be very angry, be furious, be enraged, be incensed, fume
informal fly off the handle, flip one's lid, blow one's top, go up the wall, blow a fuse, go off the deep end, hit the roof, go through the roof, be livid, have a fit, lose one's cool, go mad, go bananas, go wild, freak out, have steam coming out of one's ears, foam at the mouth, froth at the mouth, go ape, be fit to be tied
British informal go spare, go crackers
North American informal flip one's wig
vulgar slang go apeshit
3‘he raved about her talent and predicted she'd win all the Oscars’
praise enthusiastically, go into raptures about, go into raptures over, wax lyrical about, sing the praises of, praise to the skies, heap praise on, rhapsodize over, enthuse about, enthuse over, gush about, gush over, throw bouquets at, express delight over, acclaim, eulogize, extol
informal go wild about, be mad about, go on about
British informal big someone up, big something up
North American informal ballyhoo
dated cry someone up, cry something up
rare laud, panegyrize
1‘the imaginative menu won raves from the local food critics’
enthusiastic praise, lavish praise, a rapturous reception, tribute, plaudits, encomiums, bouquets
2‘their annual fancy-dress rave’
3‘TV news reports have depicted raves as all-night drug parties’
warehouse party, acid house party
1‘his big break came when a critic gave him a rave review’
very enthusiastic, rapturous, glowing, ecstatic, full of praise, rhapsodic, laudatory, eulogistic, panegyrical, excellent, highly favourable
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