verb (used with object), roused, rousing.
to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc.:
He was roused to action by courageous words.
to stir or incite to strong indignation or anger.
to cause (game) to start from a covert or lair.
Nautical. to pull by main strength; haul.
verb (used without object), roused, rousing.
to come out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, apathy, depression, etc.
to start up from a covert or lair, as game.
a signal for rousing; reveille.
a person or thing that rouses people, such as a stirring speech or compelling rock song
(in combination): rabble-rouser
to bring (oneself or another person) out of sleep, unconsciousness, etc, or (of a person) to come to consciousness in this way
(transitive) to provoke, stir, or excite: to rouse someone’s anger
rouse oneself, to become active or energetic
(hunting) to start or cause to start from cover: to rouse game birds
(intransitive) (falconry) (of hawks) to ruffle the feathers and cause them to stand briefly on end (a sign of contentment)
(Austral) (raʊs), (intransitive) foll by on. to speak scoldingly or rebukingly (to)
(mainly US) another term for reveille
an alcoholic drink, esp a full measure
another word for carousal
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