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boose


boose


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boose  \Boose\,  n.  [AS.  b[=o]s,  b[=o]sig;  akin  to  Icel.  b[=a]ss, 
  Sw  b[*a]s,  Dan.  baas,  stall,  G.  banse,  Goth.  bansts  barn, 
  Skr.  bh[=a]sas  stall.  [root]252.] 
  A  stall  or  a  crib  for  an  ox  cow,  or  other  animal.  [Prov. 
  Eng.]  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boose  \Boose\,  v.  i. 
  To  drink  excessively.  See  {Booze}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Booze  \Booze\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boozed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boozing}.]  [D.  buizen  akin  to  G.  bausen,  and  perh.  fr  D. 
  buis  tube,  channel,  bus  box,  jar.] 
  To  drink  greedily  or  immoderately,  esp.  alcoholic  liquor;  to 
  tipple.  [Written  also  {bouse},  and  {boose}.]  --Landor. 
 
  This  is  better  than  boozing  in  public  houses.  --H.  R. 
  Haweis