adjective Scot. and North England.
brisk; lively.

1250–1300; Middle English crus, crous fierce, bold, violent < Middle Low German or Frisian krūs crisp; cognate with German kraus

crousely, adverb Unabridged


Russel, 1893–1966, U.S. dramatist. Unabridged
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crouse (kruːs)
dialect (Scot), (Northern English) lively, confident, or saucy
[C14 (Scottish and Northern) English: from Middle Low German krūs twisted, curled, confused]

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Crouse was a trained firearms and defense instructor with a specialty in crisis intervention.
Crouse asked why he is no longer practicing part time with a few of the previous physicians.
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