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Today's word is:
verb [ no obj. ]
- Drink plentiful amounts of alcohol and enjoy oneself with others in a noisy, lively way: They danced and caroused until the drink ran out | (as noun carousing) : A night of carousing.
- A noisy, lively drinking party: Corporate carouses.
ORIGIN: mid 16th cent.: originally as an adverb meaning 'all out, completely' in the phrase drink carouse, from German gar aus trinken; hence 'drink heavily, have a drinking bout.'