verb (used without object), ca·roused, ca·rous·ing.
- carotid-body tumor,
- carotid-cavernous fistula,
- carousel fraud,
Origin of carouse
Examples from the Web for carouse
Yet what a scene for a carouse, what an incredible vice, was this that the poor man had chosen!The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson, Volume XXI|Robert Louis Stevenson
When he had slept off the effects of his carouse in a corner, he got frightened and decided on flight.In the Foreign Legion|Erwin Rosen
He wasn't a nice young man; he was an FBI agent, and he liked to drink and smoke cigars and carouse.That Sweet Little Old Lady|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA Mark Phillips)
He was evidently a sailor returning from a carouse at some tavern.The Gadfly|E. L. Voynich
I have one corner of my brain, I hope, fit to bear one carouse more.The Works of John Marston|John Marston
Word Origin for carouse
1550s, from Middle French carousser "drink, quaff, swill," from German gar aus "quite out," from gar austrinken; trink garaus "to drink up entirely." Frequently also as an adverb in early English usage (to drink carouse).