AskDefine | Define carouse

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carouse n : revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party [syn: carousal, bender, toot, booze-up] v : engage in boisterous, drunken merry-making; "They were out carousing last night" [syn: roister, riot]

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  1. To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering.
    We are all going to carouse at Jimbo's tonight.
  2. To drink to excess.
    If I survive this headache I promise no more carousing at Jimbo's.

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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