Definition of Roust

1. v. t. To rouse; to disturb; as, to roust one out.



2. n. A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.

Definition of Roust

1. Verb. (transitive) to rout out of bed; to rouse ¹

2. Verb. (transitive slang) to arrest ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roust

1. to arouse and drive out [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roust

rousant
rouse
rouseabout
rouseabouts
roused
rouseite
rouser
rousers
rouses
rousing
rousingly
rousseaus
roussette
roust (current term)
roustabout
roustabouts
rousted
rouster
rousters
rousting
rousts
rout
rout out
rout up
routable
route
route of administration
route one football

Literary usage of Roust

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1. An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language: To which is Prefixed, a by John Jamieson (1879)
"roust, ROST, ยป. A strong tide or current'; or the turbulent part of a frith, ... To roust, v. я. 1. To cry with a rough voice, SB And lo as Pharon ..."

2. The History of the Rise, Increase, and Progress of the Christian People by William Sewel (1844)
"... over men roust be just, ruling in the fear of God ; and he shall be as the light of the morning, %vhen the sun ..."

3. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable: Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1898)
"... roust cheek him well," ie confront him with fearless impudence ; face him out. ... roust ..."

4. The Works of Hannah More: With a Sketch of Her Life by Hannah More (1827)
"We roust offer up ' ourselves a living sacrifice to other power but the supernatural strength previously communicated ? which he names as an indispensable ..."

5. Reports of Cases Heard and Determined by the Lord Chancellor, and the Court by John Peter De Gex, Great Britain Court of Chancery, F. Fisher, Henry Cadman Jones (1861)
"I think, therefore, that upon either point this petition of appeal roust be dismissed. HODGSON v. CLARKE. was an appeal from the construction put by ..."

6. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"... take the benefit of the statute remedy to recover their right to the land ; and they roust take the remedy, with all the statute restrictions. ..."

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