Part of speech: noun

A carousal.

Part of speech: verb

To waken abruptly; startle; excite; start.

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Usage examples "rouse":

  1. Good Heavens, man, rouse yourself! - "One Maid's Mischief", George Manville Fenn.
  2. But the old man was compelled to rouse the King from his grief sooner and in a different way from what he had intended. - "A Struggle for Rome, Vol. 2 (of 3)", Felix Dahn.
  3. We shall do well not to rouse Belin, though we can make him trouble if he troubles us. - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.