I'll roust out some passengers and toss 'em to you—you toss 'em along in there.
If the jedge is a gwyne to hold cote, I got to roust 'em out, I reckon.
Ah, Lieutenant Stairs, please take a party and roust every man out.
Yit ef he start atter me dis blessid night, I lay I roust de whole plantation.
I guess,” sez he, “that the dinner bell would be apt to roust you out the second or third day.
No, if Leonard stand, I roust first see to get him in; and next, to keep Egerton out.
On the same day came word that a fishing yawl had been lost in the roust, and all on board drowned.
To make his acceptance of the situation easier, his only course was to roust his friend's anger.
Raid or harassment: What's the roust? You gonna close this place?
[1970s+; fr rouster or rooster, ''a deckhand or waterfront laborer,'' attested fr the mid1800s, hence with connotations of roughness; related to roustabout, fr British dialect rous-about, ''unwieldy,'' rousing, ''rough, shaggy,'' and rousy, ''filthy''; the semantic core seems to combine roughness with laziness, in the old heroic mold, and to be associated with the behavior of the rooster, who combines rough vigor with long periods on the perch; first verb sense found in 1904 prison slang in the sense ''to jostle,'' and by the 1940s in the sense ''to jostle so as to pick a pocket'']