roust


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roust

1. To bring one back to consciousness or alertness out of some state of unconsciousness. I find that I need two separate alarms to roust me from sleep in the morning. No amount of noise could roust him out of his stupor.
2. To drive or force someone out of or away from some place or thing. We'd been studying so long that a security guard eventually came to roust us from the library. The government began deploying tear gas to roust protestors out of the camp. I sent Mike upstairs to roust his older brother out of bed.
3. To harass, confront, or accost someone. The police have rousted Jim several times already in their attempt to pin the crime on him. The mob boss has been sending armed thugs around to roust local business owners, trying to scare them into paying protection money.

roust (one) out of (something)

1. To bring one back to consciousness or alertness out of some state of unconsciousness. I find that I need two separate alarms to roust me out of sleep in the morning. No amount of noise could roust him out of his stupor.
2. To drive or force one out of or away from some place or thing. We'd been studying so long that a security guard eventually came to roust us out of the library. The government began deploying tear gas to roust protestors out of the camp. I sent Mike upstairs to roust his older brother out of bed.
See also: of, out, roust

roust someone out of something

 and roust someone out
to force someone out of something. Bob's brother rousted him out of bed just in time for the school bus. He rousted out his brother.
See also: of, out, roust

roust

(rɑʊst)
1. tv. [for a police officer] to bother or interfere with someone; to arrest someone. (see also rousted. Underworld.) The cops rousted the gang without warning.
2. tv. to raid someone’s residence; to bust a person or place. (Underworld.) That bar was rousted last week.
3. n. a raid or a bust. Okay, stand still. This is a roust!

rousted

(ˈrɑʊstəd)
mod. arrested. (Underworld.) The cops rousted the dealers, but that didn’t even slow down the drug trade.
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22 April 2013 -- Bankrupt Polish vodka maker Central European Distribution (OTC: CEDCQ) said that it and Roust Trading have pulled back from an offer to make an aggregate USD 5m gift to all existing CEDC stockholders under pressure from certain of CEDC's stakeholders
CEDC has received a merger proposal from Russian Standard Corporation (Roust, which currently owns 9.9% in CEDC).
El NIAP corre por debajo de la AF, y penetra en un tunel carnoso espiroidal, verdadero "estuche protector" (Roust & Espeche, 1969), formado por los haces superficial y profundo del musculo supinador (Spinner; Roust & Espeche; Ferreira et al., 1984; Lafalla, 1987; Debouck & Rooze, 1995; Riffaud et al., 1999; Ozturk et al., 2005).
NONAGRAM: fort; four; frost; poor; port; porous; pour; proof; purr; roof; roost; root; rotor; roup; roust; rout; rust; RUSTPROOF; sort; sour; spoor; sport; sprout; spur; spurt; strop; stupor; surf; torpor; torr; torso; torus; tour; troop; turf; turps; uproot.
I am frequently to be heard saying: "You'd have been up since dawn hoeing the turnips," when I try to roust them out of their beds and into clothing in time for elevenses.
Trommel screens--which separate primarily by size--were deployed initially in some MRFs (and are still used in some facilities) to roust out broken glass.
Because he "worked in the shadow" of powerful Western companies, according to Roustam, Roust Inc.
Although this story is more difficult to piece together, it is unlikely that they actually intended to harm Diallo; the police roust thousands of young men each day in New York and very rarely accidentally kill them in the process.
Flipping a bit between 0 and 1 would roust only two electrons, minimizing power use and heat.
In this novel, the devil is Musa, and his goal is to roust Jesus out of his cave and force him back into the world of commodities and trade.
In Juneau, Chris Roust, a building official with the community development department, points to pent-up demand for housing and voter rejection of the capital move initiative as breaking the logjam that held back home construction there.
He mentioned an effort by state troopers to roust traveling rock-music devotees, so-called Dead Heads, from interstate-highway rest areas.
More specifically, his job was to roust the coveys and singles pinned by the plantation's stylish pointers and English setters.
According to CEDCa[euro](tm)s statement, Russian Standard is offering in return assets held by Roust Inc, a Russian alcohol importer it owns, and debt restructuring assistance for CEDC.
If visitors disturb the peace, Leominster or Sterling police have the right to roust them but have little say on what the land is used for.