from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking.
- intransitive v. To drink excessively.
- n. Carousal.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To engage in a noisy or drunken social gathering.
- v. To drink to excess.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large draught of liquor.
- n. A drinking match; a carousal.
- intransitive v. To drink deeply or freely in compliment; to take part in a carousal; to engage in drunken revels.
- transitive v. To drink up; to drain; to drink freely or jovially.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A hearty drink or full draught of liquor: as, to quaff or drink carouse.
- n. A carousal; a noisy banquet.
- n. Synonyms See carousal.
- To drink freely and with jollity; revel noisily or intemperately.
- To drink up; drink to the bottom.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
- v. engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
German garaus, all out, drink up : gar, completely (from Middle High German, from Old High German garo) + aus, out, up; see auslander.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French carousser ("to quaff, drink, swill"), from German gar aus ("quite out"), from gar austrinken ("to drink up entirely, guzzle"). More at drink. (Wiktionary)