Toused
Touse \Touse\, Touze \Touze\ (touz), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Toused} (touzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tousing}.] [OE. tosen. [root]64. See {tease}, and cf. {Tose}, {Toze}.] To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry. [Prov. Eng.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]

As a bear, whom angry curs have touzed. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]


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  • Touse — Touse, Touze Touze (touz), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Toused} (touzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tousing}.] [OE. tosen. [root]64. See {tease}, and cf. {Tose}, {Toze}.] To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry. [Prov. Eng.] Shak. [1913 Webster] As a bear, whom… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tousing — Touse Touse, Touze Touze (touz), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Toused} (touzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tousing}.] [OE. tosen. [root]64. See {tease}, and cf. {Tose}, {Toze}.] To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry. [Prov. Eng.] Shak. [1913 Webster] As a bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Touze — Touse Touse, Touze Touze (touz), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Toused} (touzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Tousing}.] [OE. tosen. [root]64. See {tease}, and cf. {Tose}, {Toze}.] To pull; to haul; to tear; to worry. [Prov. Eng.] Shak. [1913 Webster] As a bear,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • touse — I. transitive verb (toused; tousing) Etymology: Middle English tousen; akin to Old High German zirzūsōn to pull to pieces Date: 1598 rumple, tousle II. noun Date: 1795 a noisy disturbance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • touse — /towz/; Scot. /toohz, toohs/, v., toused, tousing, n. Chiefly Brit. Dial. v.t. 1. to handle roughly; dishevel. v.i. 2. to struggle; tussle. n. 3. a commotion; rumpus. [1250 1300; ME t(o)usen, in betusen, fortusen to handle roughly (simple verb… …   Universalium

  • disorderly — adj 1. confused, chaotic, all mixed up, upside down, Inf. topsy turvy; at sixes and sevens, muddled, jumbled, hugger mugger, scrambled, tangled; disordered, out of order, out of place, disarranged, in disarray, deranged; untidy, cluttered, messy …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • mussy — adj Informal. disordered, disorderly, out of order, out of place, disarranged, in disarray, deranged; untidy, cluttered, messy, disheveled, messed up, ruffled up, Inf. mussed up, rumpled, tousled, Chiefly Scot. Dial. toused; unkempt, slovenly,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • slovenly — adj 1. untidy, unclean, unkempt, draggletailed, bedraggled, Inf. messy, Inf. sloppy; frumpish, frumpy, dowdy, Inf. tacky; disheveled, Inf. mussed up, messed up, rumpled, tousled, Chiefly Scot. Dial. toused; shabby, dirty, blowzy, slatternly,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • wild — adj 1. undomesticated, untamed, feral, ferine, (of animals) Law. ferae naturae, unbroken; uncultivated, native, natural. 2. uninhabited, empty, barren, waste; desolate, forsaken, godforsaken, isolated, lifeless; unsettled, unvisited, unfrequented …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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