verb (used with object)
Origin of roust
Examples from the Web for roust
On the same day came word that a fishing yawl had been lost in the Roust, and all on board drowned.Witch Stories|E. Lynn (Elizabeth Lynn) Linton
Ah, Lieutenant Stairs, please take a party and roust every man out.
I guess,” sez he, “that the dinner bell would be apt to roust you out the second or third day.Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife|Marietta Holley
No, if Leonard stand, I roust first see to get him in; and next, to keep Egerton out.My Novel, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
To make his acceptance of the situation easier, his only course was to roust his friend's anger.The Victim|Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for roust
Word Origin for roust
Word Origin and History for roust
1650s, probably an alteration of rouse. Related: Rousted; rousting.