Rousted vs Roosted - What's the difference?

rousted | roosted |


As verbs the difference between rousted and roosted

is that rousted is (roust) while roosted is (roost).

rousted

English

Verb

(head)
  • (roust)
  • Anagrams

    * *

    roust

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • to rout out of bed; to rouse
  • * 1884 : (Mark Twain), (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Chapter VII
  • *:"Why didn't you roust me out?" / "Well, I tried to, but I couldn't; I couldn't budge you." / "Well, all right. Don't stand there palavering all day, but out with you and see if there's a fish on the lines for breakfast. I'll be along in a minute."
  • To harass, to treat in a rough way.
  • *1962 , , 00:28:45
  • *:My client is an ex-convict. He's been constantly harassed by the police... subjected to extreme mental cruelty and public degradation. He's even been denied an adequate place to live! To be very blunt, gentlemen, my client has been thoroughly rousted .
  • (slang) to arrest
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A strong tide or current, especially in a narrow channel.
  • (Jamieson)

    Synonyms

    * roost, rost

    Anagrams

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    roosted

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (roost)

  • roost

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The place where a bird sleeps (usually its nest or a branch).
  • * Dryden
  • He clapped his wings upon his roost .
  • A group of birds roosting together.
  • Derived terms
    * rule the roost

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (of birds) sleep.
  • to come back home
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, Shetland, and, Orkney) A tidal race.
  • Etymology 3

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Anagrams

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