Middle English Dictionary Entry

rouen v.(1)
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(a) To propel a vessel by means of oars or paddles, row; also, be conveyed by rowing; riden and ~, undertake anything; (b) of a vessel: to move by means of oars; (c) to row (a boat); also fig.; -- also without obj.; also, refl. convey oneself by rowing; (d) fig. to swim; also, move, go, proceed; venture; -- also refl.; (e) ~ ayen flod (strem), ~ ayenes strem, to undertake a difficult task, act in the face of adverse circumstances; (f) in surname.