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roust

[ roust ]
/ raʊst /
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verb (used with object)

to rout, as from a place: to roust someone out of bed.

RELATED WORDS

motivate, provoke, rouse, rout, stir

Nearby words

rousseau, théodore, rousseauism, roussel, roussel, albert, roussillon, roust, roustabout, rouster, rout, route, route 128

Origin of roust

First recorded in 1650–60; perhaps alteration of rouse1
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British Dictionary definitions for roust

roust

/ (raʊst) /

verb

(tr often foll by out) to rout or stir, as out of bed

Word Origin for roust

C17: perhaps an alteration of rouse 1
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Word Origin and History for roust

roust


v.

1650s, probably an alteration of rouse. Related: Rousted; rousting.

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