[ kuh-rouz ]
/ kəˈraʊz /
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verb (used without object), ca·roused, ca·rous·ing.
to engage in a drunken revel: They caroused all night.
to drink deeply and frequently.
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Origin of carouse
1550–60; variant of garouse<German gar aus (trinken) (to drink) fully out, i.e. drain the cup; compare Middle French carous<dialectal German gar ūs
OTHER WORDS FROM carouseca·rous·er, nounca·rous·ing·ly, adverbun·ca·rous·ing, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for carouse
It was at this auspicious moment that Sosia was admitted to the presence of the disconsolate carouser.The Last Days of Pompeii|Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for carouse
/ (kəˈraʊz) /
(intr) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely
another word for carousal
Derived forms of carousecarouser, nouncarousing, noun
Word Origin for carouse
C16: via French carrousser from German (trinken) gar aus (to drink) right out
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