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carouse

[ 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.

noun

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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 carouse

ca·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

carouse
/ (kəˈraʊz) /

verb

(intr) to have a merry drinking spree; drink freely

noun

another word for carousal

Derived forms of carouse

carouser, nouncarousing, noun

Word Origin for carouse

C16: via French carrousser from German (trinken) gar aus (to drink) right out
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