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Rouse meaning

rouse - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
  2. 2. A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
  3. 3. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  4. 4. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
  5. 5. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
  6. 6. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
  7. 7. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
  8. 8. To raise; to make erect.
  9. 9. To get or start up; to rise.
  10. 10. To awake from sleep or repose.
  11. 11. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
  12. 12. To awaken; excite; start.

rouse - examples of usage

  1. The boy's touch seemed to rouse him. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  2. He will not rouse to hear your voice; he will not know of your presence; but I thought that it would comfort you to see him, to feel that everything is being done for him that can be done." - "The Crevice", William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander.
  3. It was then almost day- break and I thought it useless to rouse my brother. - "Adventures in Australia", W.H.G. Kingston.
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