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Rouse, vb. 1) tr. a) to raise, to erect, to rear: “being mounted and both --d in their seats,” H4B IV, 1, 118. Refl., == to rise, to raise one's self to one's full height: “when I do r. me in my throne of France,” H5 I, 2, 275. “will stand a tip-toe when this day is named, and r. him at the name of Crispian,” IV, 3, 43. “I see him r. himself to praise my noble act,” Ant. V, 2, 287. With up: “he --th up himself and makes a pause,” Lucr. 541.
b) to wake from sleep or repose: “shall we r. the night-owl in a catch?” Tw. II, 3, 60. “r. from sleep that fell anatomy,” John III, 4, 40. H6A II, 2, 23. Troil. IV, 1, 43. IV, 2, 9. Tit. II, 2, 5. Rom. IV, 1, 42. Rom. IV, 1, 42 Oth. I, 1, 68. With up: “--d up with boisterous drums,” R2 I, 3, 134.
c) to drive (a beast) from his lair: “no dog shall r. thee,” Ven. 240. “to r. a lion,” H4A I, 3, 198. Tit. II, 2, 21. Cymb. III, 3, 98. Figuratively: “to r. his wrongs and chase them to the bay,” R2 II, 3, 128. Applied to men: “we'll quickly r. the traitors,” H6C V, 1, 65. cf. H6A II, 2, 23.
e) to excite to action: to r. our Roman gods with invocations, Lncr. H6A II, 2, 23 “r. thy vaunting veins,” H5 II, 3, 4. “as --d with rage,” Troil. I, 3, 52. Troil. I, 3, 52 V, 5, 32. Hml. II, 2, 510 (O. Edd. a roused vengeance, M. Edd. aroused v.). Lr. II, 1, 56. With up: “r. up a brave mind and run,” Merch. II, 2, 12. “r. up thy youthful blood,” R2 I, 3, 83. H4B IV, 3, 15. V, 5, 39. Refl.: “expect that you should r. yourself,” H5 I, 2, 123. Troil. III, 3, 222. “r. thee, man,” Rom. III, 3, 135.
2) intr. a) to stand erect, to stand on end: “my fell of hair would at a dismal treatise r.” Mcb. V, 5, 12.
b) to rise, to get up: “night's black agents to their preys do r.” Mcb. III, 2, 53.
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