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bowse1

[bous, bouz] /baʊs, baʊz/
verb (used with object), bowsed, bowsing. Nautical
1.
bouse1 .

bowse2

[booz, bouz] /buz, baʊz/
noun, verb (used with object), verb (used without object), bowsed, bowsing.
1.
bouse2 .
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British Dictionary definitions for bowse

bouse

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

bowse

/baʊz/
verb
1.
a variant spelling of bouse
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