From (etyl) raxen, .
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To stretch; stretch out.
* 1974 , Guy Davenport, Tatlin! :
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To reach out; reach or attain to.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, transitive) To extend the hand to; hand or pass something.
- Shoeless, he stood naked on his toes, his arms raxed upwards.
* 1825 , John Wilson, Robert Shelton Mackenzie, James Hogg, William Maginn and John Gibson Lockhart, Noctes Ambrosianæ No. XVIII'', in ''Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine , vol. 17:
- Please rax me the pitcher.
(UK, dialectal, Northern England, Scotland, intransitive) To perform the act of reaching or stretching; stretch one's self; reach for or try to obtain something
(UK, dialectal, chiefly, Scotland, intransitive) To stretch after sleep.
- Wha the mischief set him on reading me? I'm sure he could never read onything in a dacent-like way since he was cleckit—rax' me the Queen, and I'll let you hear a bit that will gar your hearts dinnle again—' rax me the Queen, I say.
Shortening of barracks.
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, passage = Eventually they just broke our base and took out every single one of our raxes .
From (etyl) raver, variant of resver, of uncertain origin.
An enthusiastic review (such as of a play).
An all-night dance party filled with electronic dance music (techno, trance, drum and bass etc.) and possibly drug use.
(uncountable) The genre of electronic dance music associated with rave parties.
* 2009 , Chrysalis Experiential Academy, Mind Harvesting (page 109)
- Maybe I wear baggies / And white socks with flip-flops / Maybe I don't like listening to rave / And I'm not on the social mountaintops
To wander in mind or intellect; to be delirious; to talk or act irrationally; to be wild, furious, or raging.
- Have I not cause to rave and beat my breast?
To speak or write wildly or incoherently.
* 1748 , David Hume, Enquiry concerning Human Understanding , Section 3. § 5.
- The mingled torrent of redcoats and tartans went raving down the valley to the gorge of Killiecrankie.
To talk with unreasonable enthusiasm or excessive passion or excitement; followed by about'', ''of'', or (formerly) ''on .
- A production without design would resemble more the ravings of a madman, than the sober efforts of genius and learning.
- He raved about her beauty.
(obsolete) To rush wildly or furiously.
- The hallowed scene / Which others rave on, though they know it not.
To attend a rave (dance party).
English dialect raves, or .
One of the upper side pieces of the frame of a wagon body or a sleigh.