Rout - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |raʊt|  American pronunciation of the word rout
Brit.  |raʊt|  British pronunciation of the word rout

noun

- a disorderly crowd of people (syn: mob, rabble)
- an overwhelming defeat

verb

- cause to flee(syn: expel)
- dig with the snout (syn: root, rootle)
- make a groove in (syn: gouge)
- defeat disastrously (syn: spread-eagle, spreadeagle)

Examples

He routed his mother's anxiety.

I'll see if I can rout out some old clothes for the man.

The battle turned into a rout.

I hated that camp; they always routed us up at daybreak.

rout out the fighters from their caves

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: rout
he/she/it: routs
present participle: routing
past tense: routed
past participle: routed
noun
singular: rout
plural: routs
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