Carouse means to drink a lot of alcohol and behave in a loud, exuberant way. The neighbors will not appreciate it if you and your friends carouse in the backyard until dawn.

Carouse comes from the German gar aus trinken meaning “all out," “drain the cup” or “drink up.” The English adopted the word in the 16th century, and it came to mean “sitting around drinking until closing time.” A noisy drinking party is sometimes called a carouse.

Definitions of carouse
  1. verb
    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
    “They were out carousing last night”
    synonyms: riot, roister
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    type of:
    jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, whoop it up
    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
  2. noun
    revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party
    synonyms: bender, booze-up, carousal, toot
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    type of:
    revel, revelry
    unrestrained merrymaking
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