rousted


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rousted

(ˈrɑʊstəd)
mod. arrested. (Underworld.) The cops rousted the dealers, but that didn’t even slow down the drug trade.
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Some 30 transients were rousted from the area by police and park rangers.
But the gelding's stride began to shorten and he had to be rousted along to resist the late challenge of Inter Vision.
Slowly out of the stalls, he had to be rousted by Frankie Dettori to take a handy position as Roman Forum led from Vicat Cole.
The hope is that, as new entrants ratchet up anticrime levels to EU standards, terrorists and criminals will be rousted from their sanctuaries.
The jockey rousted up Creative Time to gain the lead just after the last in the Tote Exacta Handicap Chase and then held off Navarone and Southbay by one and a quarter lengths and a neck.
Murphy rousted his mount after the last and quickly ate into the lead, but Iris Royal fought back bravely to repel the late challenge.
Punters who did get on the nine-year-old were rewarded with odds of 9-2 as Norman Williamson rousted Aonfocaleile to outbattle the favourite, Dixie River, by five lengths over two miles seven-and-a-half furlongs.
Just as easily, a body can vaporize into darkness, as when Charles, asleep on the floor of a cathedral, is rousted by the police.
This being Managua, the stairwell was being used to store the hotel's spare furniture, and Hughes had to be dragged over piles of sofas and beds, not to mention a dozen naked airline stewardesses who were hiding there after being rousted from bed by the quake.
But it was Suny Day who took the honours despite having to be briefly rousted entering the straight after being headed by both Earth Summit and The Grey Monk on the final bend.
David Loder's newcomer High Regard appeared to be getting on top, but rousted along in fine style by Darley, Gold Rush finished stronger to win by a length.
Then, as they approached the Tennessee line, near a town called Ardmore, Connor's tone shifted: "This is where you'll be gettin' out," he said as his officers rousted the Riders out onto the highway.
Jones, a self- taught and street-smart retired engineer and machinist, admitted it's not unusual for him and his wife to be rousted out of bed in the middle of the night by a phone call to go to the side of a senior, fearful of anything from an encroaching arson fire to a heated exchange over a drug deal.