bouse

bouse

1 [bous, bouz]
verb (used with object), boused, bousing. Nautical.
to haul with tackle.
Also, bowse.


Origin:
1585–95; of uncertain origin

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bouse

2 [booz, bouz]
noun
1.
liquor or drink.
2.
a drinking bout; carouse.
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), boused, bousing.
3.
to drink, especially to excess.
Also, bowse.


Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English bous strong drink < Middle Dutch būsen drink to excess; cf. booze

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bouse or bowse (baʊz)
 
vb
(tr) nautical to raise or haul with a tackle
 
[C16: of unknown origin]
 
bowse or bowse
 
vb
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

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