roose was careful to let evangelicals explain their beliefs for themselves and sometimes, to fall on their own swords.
"I don't think a student has ever asked me that," the dean told roose.
c.1200, "to boast;" c.1300, "to praise," Scottish dialect, from Old Norse hrosa "to boast of, to praise." Related: Roosed; roosing. Also as a noun from c.1200.