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rouse



Pronunciation: (rouz), [key]
v., roused, rous•ing,
n.


v.t.
1. to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc.: He was roused to action by courageous words.
2. to stir or incite to strong indignation or anger.
3. to cause (game) to start from a covert or lair.
4. Naut.to pull by main strength; haul.

v.i.
1. to come out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, apathy, depression, etc.
2. to start up from a covert or lair, as game.

n.
1. a rousing.
2. a signal for rousing; reveille.

rouse



Pronunciation: (rouz), [key]
n.
1. Archaic.a carouse.
2. Obs.a bumper of liquor.

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