rouse (v.) Old form(s): rouze , rows'd, rowse, rowze
[hunting] startle from a lair, draw out
1H4 I.iii.196[Hotspur to all] the blood more stirs / To rouse a lion than to start a hare!
3H6 V.i.65[Edward to Richard] We'll quickly rouse the traitors
Cym III.iii.98[Belarius alone] the game is roused!
Mac III.ii.53[Macbeth to Lady Macbeth] night's black agents to their preys do rouse
R2 II.iii.127[Bolingbroke to York, of Aumerle] He should have found his uncle Gaunt a father / To rouse his wrongs and chase them to the bay
Tit II.ii.21[Marcus to Saturninus, of his dogs] Will rouse the proudest panther in the chase
Ven.240[Venus to Adonis] No dog shall rouse thee
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