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roose

[rooz; Scot. also rœz]Chiefly Scot.
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verb (used with or without object), roosed, roos·ing, noun
  1. praise.
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Origin of roose

1150–1200; Middle English rosen < Old Norse hrōsa to praise
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Word Origin and History for roose

v.

c.1200, "to boast;" c.1300, "to praise," Scottish dialect, from Old Norse hrosa "to boast of, to praise." Related: Roosed; roosing. Also as a noun from c.1200.

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