rouse+from+sleep

  • 1 rouse — [rauz] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from Old French ruser; RUSH1] 1.) formal to wake someone who is sleeping deeply ▪ His banging roused the neighbours. rouse sb from sleep/dreams etc ▪ A persistent ringing roused Christina from a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 2 Rouse — Rouse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Roused} (rouzd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Rousing}.] [Probably of Scan. origin; cf. Sw. rusa to rush, Dan. ruse, AS. hre[ o]san to fall, rush. Cf. {Rush}, v.] 1. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Rouse — Rouse, v. i. 1. To get or start up; to rise. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Night s black agents to their preys do rouse. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To awake from sleep or repose. [1913 Webster] Morpheus rouses from his bed. Pope. [1913 Webster] 3. To be… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 rouse — 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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  • 5 rouse — 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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  • 6 rouse — rouse1 [rouz] vt. roused, rousing [LME rowsen: orig. technical term in hawking & hunting, hence prob. < Anglo Fr or OFr] 1. to cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack 2. to stir up, as to anger or …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 rouse — ► VERB 1) bring or come out of sleep; awaken or wake up. 2) bring out of inactivity. 3) excite; provoke: his evasiveness roused my curiosity. ORIGIN originally as a hawking and hunting term: probably from Old French …

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  • 8 rouse — 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… …

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  • 9 rouse — 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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  • 10 rouse — 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… …

    Universalium

  • 11 rouse — 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

  • 12 rouse — [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

  • 13 rouse — [[t]raʊz[/t]] v. roused, rous•ing, n. 1) to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, etc 2) to stir or incite to strong indignation or anger 3) ahb. to cause (game) to start from a covert or lair 4)… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 a|rouse — «uh ROWZ», verb, a|roused, a|rous|ing. –v.t. 1. to stir to action; excite: »The attack on Pearl Harbor aroused the whole country. His behavior had aroused suspicion. SYNONYM(S) …

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  • 15 Strays Don't Sleep — Infobox musical artist | Name = Strays Don t Sleep Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Genre = Alternative country Years active = 2005–2006 Label = One Little Indian Associated acts = URL =… …

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  • 16 Message from Space — For the Choose Your Own Adventure book reissued under this title, see The Third Planet from Altair. Message from Space Directed by Kinji Fukasaku …

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  • 17 wake — wake1 waker, n. /wayk/, v., waked or woke, waked or woken, waking, n. v.i. 1. to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up). 2. to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awaken; waken: to wake from one s daydreams …

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  • 18 wake — I [[t]weɪk[/t]] v. waked woke, waked wok•en, wak•ing, 1) to become roused from sleep; awake; awaken; waken (often fol. by up) 2) to become roused from a tranquil or inactive state; awake: to wake from one s daydreams[/ex] 3) to become cognizant… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 wake — I. v. n. 1. Watch, be awake, continue awake. 2. Awake, waken, be awakened, be roused from sleep, cease from sleep. 3. Revel, carouse, feast, sit up late for festive purposes. 4. Be excited, be roused up, be active. II. v. a. 1. Awaken, waken,… …

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  • 20 Awake — A*wake , v. t. [imp. {Awoke}, {Awaked}; p. p. {Awaked}; (Obs.) {Awaken}, {Awoken}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Awaking}. The form {Awoke} is sometimes used as a p. p.] [AS. [=a]w[ae]cnan, v. i. (imp. aw[=o]c), and [=a]wacian, v. i. (imp. awacode). See… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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