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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.'