rouse

  • 21rouse — verb 1 raise sb (from their sleep/slumbers) to wake someone up with difficulty because they are sleeping deeply 2 (T) to make someone start doing something, especially when they have been too tired or unwilling to do it: rouse sb into action: The …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 22rouse — UK [raʊz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms rouse : present tense I/you/we/they rouse he/she/it rouses present participle rousing past tense roused past participle roused 1) formal to wake someone up He was fast asleep and could not be roused. 2) …

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  • 23rouse — I. /raʊz / (say rowz) verb (roused, rousing) –verb (t) 1. to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc. 2. to stir to strong indignation or anger. 3. to cause (game) to start from a… …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 24rouse — rouse1 rousedness /row zid nis/, n. rouser, n. /rowz/, v., roused, rousing, 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… …

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  • 25rouse — 1. noun /ˈɹaʊz/ a) an arousal And the Kings rouse the heaven shall bruit again, b) an official ceremony over drinks Re speaking earthly thunder. Hamlet by William Shakespeare, act 1 scene 2 lines 127 128 2. verb …

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  • 26Rouse — This unusual name it is claimed, is a nickname for a person with red hair. Certainly it derives from the Old French pre 10th century word Rous translating as red, but the precise meaning is open to some conjecture. Our opinion is that in many… …

    Surnames reference

  • 27rouse — verb Rouse is used with these nouns as the object: ↑conscience, ↑passion …

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  • 28rouse — v. 1 a tr. (often foll. by from, out of) bring out of sleep, wake. b intr. (often foll. by up) cease to sleep, wake up. 2 (often foll. by up) a tr. stir up, make active or excited, startle out of inactivity or confidence or carelessness (roused… …

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  • 29rouse — I. verb (roused; rousing) Etymology: Middle English, to shake the feathers Date: 1531 transitive verb 1. archaic to cause to break from cover 2. a. to stir up ; excite < was …

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  • 30rouse — Synonyms and related words: aggravate, animate, annoy, arise, arouse, awake, awaken, bestir, blow the coals, blow up, bring forth, bring out, bring to light, call, call forth, call out, call up, challenge, come alive, deduce, deepen, derive, drag …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 31rouse — anacrouse grouse …

    Dictionnaire des rimes

  • 32Rouse — lose one s temper, fly into a rage …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 33Rouse on — castigate; criticise severely (from Scottish roust to shout, roar) …

    Dictionary of Australian slang

  • 34rouse — Australian Slang lose one s temper, fly into a rage …

    English dialects glossary

  • 35rouse on — Australian Slang castigate; criticise severely (from Scottish roust to shout, roar) …

    English dialects glossary

  • 36rouse — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. waken, arouse, animate, stir, stimulate, excite, incite, inflame. See cause. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To waken] Syn. arouse, wake up, awaken; see wake 1 . 2. [To stimulate] Syn. stimulate, urge, stir,&#8230; …

    English dictionary for students

  • 37rouse — rows …

    American English homophones

  • 38rouse — raÊŠz v. wake up, awaken, stir into action; inflame, enthuse; annoy, irritate …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 39rouse — [raʊz] verb 1》 bring out of sleep; awaken.     ↘cease to sleep; wake up. 2》 bring out of inactivity. 3》 excite; provoke: his evasiveness roused my curiosity. 4》 stir (a liquid, especially beer while brewing). Derivatives rousable adjective rouser …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 40rouse — I. v. a. 1. Awaken, wake, waken, arouse. 2. Animate, kindle, enkindle, stimulate, excite, provoke, stir up. 3. Put in commotion, agitate. 4. Startle, surprise, drive from cover. II. v. n. 1. Rise, stand up, stand erect. 2 …

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