Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The loud, roaring noise of an engine operating at high speed.
  • intransitive verb To move noisily at high speed in or as if in a motor vehicle.

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  • interjection The sound of an engine revving up
  • verb informal To move with great speed; to zoom.

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  • verb make a loud, roaring sound, as of a car engine, while moving
  • noun the roaring sound made by a motor that is running at high speed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Imitative.]

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Imitative

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