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     1. n. An arousal.
     2. n. (military, British and Canada) The sounding of a bugle in the morning after reveille, to signal that soldiers are to rise from bed, often the rouse.
     3. v. To wake (someone) or be awoken from sleep, or from apathy.
     4. v. To cause, stir up, excite (a feeling, thought, etc.).
           to rouse the faculties, passions, or emotions
     5. v. To provoke (someone) to action or anger.
     6. v. To cause to start from a covert or lurking place.
           to rouse a deer or other animal of the chase
     7. v. (nautical) To pull by main strength; to haul.
     8. v. (obsolete) To raise; to make erect.
     9. v. (slang) To tell off; to criticise.
           He roused on her for being late yet again.
     10. n. An official ceremony over drinks.
     11. n. A carousal; a festival; a drinking frolic.
     12. n. Wine or other liquor considered an inducement to mirth or drunkenness; a full glass; a bumper.

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Did I rouse the sleeping savage? 

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