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1‘with their exams out of the way they revelled all night’
celebrate, make merry, have a party, party, feast, eat, drink, and be merry, carouse, roister, have fun, have a good time, enjoy oneself, go on a spree
informal live it up, whoop it up, have a fling, have a ball, make whoopee, rave, paint the town red
British informal push the boat out
2‘he revelled in the applause which greeted him’
enjoy, delight in, love, like, adore, be entertained by, be amused by, be pleased by, take pleasure in, appreciate, relish, lap up, savour, luxuriate in, bask in, wallow in, glory in
gloat over, feel self-satisfied about, crow about
informal get a kick out of, get a thrill out of
1‘there are a few spots in town for night revels’
celebration, festivity, jollification, merrymaking, carousal, carouse, spree, debauch, bacchanal
informal rave, shindig, bash, jag
British informal do, rave-up, knees-up, jolly, thrash, beano, beanfeast
Irish informal hooley, crack
North American informal wingding, blast
Australian informal shivoo, rage, ding, jollo
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