Rouse - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |raʊz|  American pronunciation of the word rouse
Brit.  |raʊz|  British pronunciation of the word rouse


- become active (syn: bestir)
- force or drive out
- cause to be agitated, excited, or roused (syn: agitate, charge, commove, excite)
- cause to become awake or conscious(syn: arouse, awaken, wake, waken)

He was roused by the drunken men in the street


I've been unable to rouse her.

I was so tired I could barely rouse myself to prepare dinner.

These animals are dangerous when roused.

She was roused to anger by their indifference.

I had to shake him several times to rouse him from his sleep.

Finally he's going to rouse himself.

The speaker tried to rouse the crowd to excitement.

His banging roused the neighbours.

A persistent ringing roused Christina from a pleasant dream.

She roused herself stiffly from her chair.

We don't want to rouse any suspicions.

Paul strode forward, roused to anger.

He was roused by the drunken men in the street

She tried to rouse him from the torpor into which he had sunk.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: rouse
he/she/it: rouses
present participle: rousing
past tense: roused
past participle: roused
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