roust

verb
\ ˈrau̇st How to pronounce roust (audio) \
rousted; rousting; rousts

Definition of roust

transitive verb

: to drive (as from bed) roughly or unceremoniously

Examples of roust in a Sentence

The soldiers were rousted from their beds before sunrise.
Recent Examples on the Web By this point, Assange had been in the embassy, avoiding arrest, for more than four years and would be there for two more before authorities rousted him this past April. Craig Timberg, chicagotribune.com, "Brittany Kaiser regrets that her work with Cambridge Analytica helped elect Trump," 5 Aug. 2019 By this point, Assange had been in the embassy, avoiding arrest, for more than four years and would be there for two more before authorities rousted him this past April. Craig Timberg, chicagotribune.com, "Brittany Kaiser regrets that her work with Cambridge Analytica helped elect Trump," 5 Aug. 2019 By this point, Assange had been in the embassy, avoiding arrest, for more than four years and would be there for two more before authorities rousted him this past April. Washington Post, "Brittany Kaiser’s work with Cambridge Analytica helped elect Donald Trump. She’s hoping the world will forgive her.," 3 Aug. 2019 Days later, Roy Bryant and his half-brother, J.W. Milam, rousted the teen from his bed and ordered him into the bed of a pickup truck. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "University of Mississippi students were suspended after posing in front of an Emmett Till memorial sign with guns," 25 July 2019 Before dawn on March 11, 1982, the four were rousted in their San Salvador hotel and taken to secret police headquarters for interrogation by Moran. Andrew Selsky, The Seattle Times, "New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982," 25 Mar. 2019 To The Pathe Archives: Here are some Soviet Russian spies being rousted in Australia in 1954. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "The Correction Matters. The Reporting Matters, Too.," 16 Mar. 2018 Encampments are rousted, spurring the people in them to move somewhere else. Zoie Matthew, Los Angeles Magazine, "Here’s What’s Being Done to End L.A.’s Homelessness Crisis," 14 June 2018 Guests were rousted from areas like the popular Elkmont Campground and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic and directed to the park's Sugarlands Visitor Center, officials said. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Campers told to get out quickly as rain creates torrent of water at campground," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of roust

1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for roust

alteration of rouse entry 1

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roust

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English Language Learners Definition of roust

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

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