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Definition of rouse:

  1. A bumper in honor of a toast or health.
  2. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
  3. To awake from sleep or repose.
  4. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.
  5. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
  6. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
  7. To get or start up; to rise.
  8. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.
  9. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
  10. To raise; to make erect.
  11. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.


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