verb \ˈrast\

: to force (someone or something) to move from a place

Full Definition of ROUST

transitive verb
:  to drive (as from bed) roughly or unceremoniously

Examples of ROUST

  1. The soldiers were rousted from their beds before sunrise.

Origin of ROUST

alteration of 1rouse
First Known Use: 1658

Rhymes with ROUST


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