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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 rouse /ˈraʊz/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rouse v. i. & t.  Naut. To pull or haul strongly and all together, as upon a rope, without the assistance of mechanical appliances.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rouse n.
 1. A bumper in honor of a toast or health. [Obs.]
 2. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
 Fill the cup, and fill the can,
 Have a rouse before the morn.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rouse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Roused p. pr. & vb. n. Rousing.]
 1. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place; as, to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase.
    Like wild boars late roused out of the brakes.   --Spenser.
    Rouse the fleet hart, and cheer the opening hound.   --Pope.
 2. To wake from sleep or repose; as, to rouse one early or suddenly.
 3. To excite to lively thought or action from a state of idleness, languor, stupidity, or indifference; as, to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions.
    To rouse up a people, the most phlegmatic of any in Christendom.   --Atterbury.
 4. To put in motion; to stir up; to agitate.
 Blustering winds, which all night long
 Had roused the sea.   --Milton.
 5. To raise; to make erect. [Obs.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rouse, v. i.
 1. To get or start up; to rise. [Obs.]
    Night's black agents to their preys do rouse.   --Shak.
 2. To awake from sleep or repose.
    Morpheus rouses from his bed.   --Pope.
 3. To be exited to thought or action from a state of indolence or inattention.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: become active; "He finally bestirred himself" [syn: bestir]
      2: force or drive out; "The police routed them out of bed at 2
         A.M." [syn: rout out, drive out, force out]
      3: cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker
         charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks" [syn:
         agitate, turn on, charge, commove, excite, charge
         up] [ant: calm]
      4: cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the
         drunken men in the street"; "Please wake me at 6 AM."
         [syn: awaken, wake, waken, wake up, arouse]
         [ant: cause to sleep]