roust

verb \ ˈrau̇st \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of roust

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

Examples of roust in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of roust

alteration of 1rouse


ROUST Defined for English Language Learners

roust

verb

Definition of roust for English Language Learners

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



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