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Definition of carouse verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

carouse

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊz//
 
[intransitive] (literary)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carouse
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊz//
 
he / she / it carouses
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊzɪz//
 
past simple caroused
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊzd//
 
past participle caroused
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊzd//
 
-ing form carousing
BrE BrE//kəˈraʊzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kəˈraʊzɪŋ//
 
 
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to spend time drinking alcohol, laughing and enjoying yourself in a noisy way with other people His paintings depict lively scenes of peasants carousing in crowded taverns. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: originally as an adverb meaning ‘right out, completely’ in the phrase drink carouse, from German gar aus trinken; hence ‘drink heavily, have a drinking bout’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: carouse