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bouse1

[bous, bouz] /baʊs, baʊz/
verb (used with object), boused, bousing. Nautical
1.
to haul with tackle.
Also, bowse.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; of uncertain origin

bouse2

[booz, bouz] /buz, baʊz/
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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British Dictionary definitions for bouse

bouse

/baʊz/
verb
1.
(transitive) (nautical) to raise or haul with a tackle
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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