roust

play
verb \ˈrau̇st\

Definition of roust

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

Examples of roust in a sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of roust

alteration of 1rouse


First Known Use: 1658


ROUST Defined for English Language Learners

roust

play
verb \ˈrau̇st\

Definition of roust for English Language Learners

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


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