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German translation: hochtouren / hochdrehen / auf Touren kommen

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English term or phrase:rif-> typo for 'rev'
German translation:hochtouren / hochdrehen / auf Touren kommen
Entered by: Will Matter
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20:43 Mar 21, 2007
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation / Formula 1 Powerboats (sports reporting)
English term or phrase: rif
I cannot find this verb anywhere. The comment goes as follows: "We've changed the power heat, I've also now in the second gear changed or tried another prop, still my boat doesn't want to rif as I am used to."
VeronikaNeuhold
Austria
Local time: 02:37
rev
Explanation:
I think that this might be a typo for 'rev' and I have provided a few examples of usage along with a link that more fully describes this term. Mainly, look at definitions 1 and 1.a. I have never seen or heard the word 'rif' (spelled with one 'f' only, 'riff' is a different and clearly unrelated word) used in English which is why I think that it's a typo. HTH.
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Will Matter
United States
Local time: 17:37
Grading comment
You might be right. If it is ok for you, I will comment to the client that this may be a typo. Thank you so much.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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rev


Explanation:
I think that this might be a typo for 'rev' and I have provided a few examples of usage along with a link that more fully describes this term. Mainly, look at definitions 1 and 1.a. I have never seen or heard the word 'rif' (spelled with one 'f' only, 'riff' is a different and clearly unrelated word) used in English which is why I think that it's a typo. HTH.

Example sentence(s):
  • My boat doesn't rev like it used to, I'm thinking about fixing or selling it.
  • No matter how hard she revved the motor she couldn't get the car out of the ditch.

    Reference: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/dictionary
Will Matter
United States
Local time: 17:37
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4
Grading comment
You might be right. If it is ok for you, I will comment to the client that this may be a typo. Thank you so much.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Irene Schlotter, Dipl.-Übers.: I think you are absolutely right; I also know the expressions 'to rev' or 'revving' from car racing.
5 mins
  -> Danke.

agree  Elisabeth Drumm
8 mins
  -> Danke. Nice CV. Welcome to ProZ.

agree  Stefanie Egenhofer
4 hrs
  -> Danke.
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Changes made by editors
Feb 6, 2008 - Changes made by Will Matter:
Edited KOG entry<a href="/profile/34047">Steffen Walter's</a> old entry - "rif-> typo for 'rev'" » "hochtouren / hochdrehen / auf Touren kommen"


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