carouse
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /kəˈɹaʊz/
Verb

carouse (carouses, present participle carousing; past and past participle caroused)

  1. (intransitive) To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering. [from 1550s]
    We are all going to carouse at Brian's tonight.
  2. (intransitive) To drink to excess.
    If I survive this headache, I promise no more carousing at Brian's.
Translations
  • German: Gelage abhalten, eine Gasterei veranstalten (archaic)
  • Italian: gozzovigliare, fare baldoria
  • Russian: кути́ть
Translations Noun

carouse (plural carouses)

  1. A large draught of liquor.
    • quote en
    • c. 1606–1607, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Anthonie and Cleopatra”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene viii]:
      Drink carouses to the next day's fate.
  2. A drinking match; a carousal.
    • 1725, Homer; [William Broome], transl., “Book II”, in The Odyssey of Homer. […], volume I, London: Printed for Bernard Lintot, OCLC 8736646 ↗:
      The early feast and late carouse.



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