Definition of rave-up in English:

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1British informal A lively, noisy party involving dancing and drinking: we had a bit of a rave-up
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  • Burn's suppers range from formal gatherings to uproariously informal rave-ups of drunkards and louts.
  • ‘It's getting you back to the good old days when you used to organize rave-ups for two or three thousand lunatics in an empty warehouse somewhere? ‘laughed Syd.’
  • This was a rave-up before they were even invented.
1.1North American A fast, loud, or danceable piece of pop music: tunes include full-band rave-ups with a rock-and-roll bass line
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  • With those words, Ira kicked off the song, a blazing rave-up that was an early highlight of their Philly show over last Spring Break.
  • Gillespie's backing vocals actually detract somewhat from the song, which is otherwise an energizing rave-up.
  • ‘Magnetic City’ is probably the most incendiary rave-up you will likely find on any album released this year.
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