Ca*rouse" (?), n. [F. carrousse, earlier carous, fr. G. garaus finishing stroke, the emptying of the cup in drinking a health; gar entirely + aus out. See Yare, and Out.]


A large draught of liguor.

[Obs.] "A full carouse of sack." Sir J. Davies.

Drink carouses to the next day's fate. Shak.


A drinking match; a carousal.

The early feast and late carouse. Pope.


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Ca*rouse" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Caroused (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Carousing.]

To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.

He had been aboard, carousing to his mates. Shak.


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Ca*rouse" v. t.

To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.


Guests carouse the sparkling tears of the rich grape. Denham.

Egypt's wanton queen, Carousing gems, herself dissolved in love. Young.


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