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Definition 1: an overwhelming defeat - [noun denoting event]

(rout is a kind of ...) an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest

"it was a narrow defeat" "the army's only defeat" "they suffered a convincing licking"

Definition 2: a disorderly crowd of people - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for rout in the sense of this definition

(rout is a kind of ...) a large number of things or people considered together

"a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers"

(... is a kind of rout ) a mob that kills a person for some presumed offense without legal authority

Definition 3: cause to flee - [verb of competition]

Samples where rout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • rout out the fighters from their caves

Synonyms for rout in the sense of this definition

(rout is a kind of ...) win a victory over

"You must overcome all difficulties" "defeat your enemies" "He overcame his shyness" "He overcame his infirmity" "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up"

Definition 4: defeat disastrously - [verb of competition]

Synonyms for rout in the sense of this definition

(rout is a kind of ...) come out better in a competition, race, or conflict

"Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship" "We beat the competition" "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game"

Definition 5: make a groove in - [verb of contact]

Synonyms for rout in the sense of this definition

(rout is a kind of ...) remove the interior of

"hollow out a tree trunk"

Definition 6: dig with the snout - [verb of contact]

Samples where rout or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the pig was rooting for truffles

Synonyms for rout in the sense of this definition

(rout is a kind of ...) turn up, loosen, or remove earth

"Dig we must" "turn over the soil for aeration"

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