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Definition 1: a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they fell into a conversational rut

Synonyms for rut in the sense of this definition

(rut is a kind of ...) an unvarying or habitual method or procedure

Definition 2: a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels) - [noun denoting shape]

(rut is a kind of ...) a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)

Definition 3: applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for rut in the sense of this definition

(rut is a kind of ...) the condition or state of the body or bodily functions

Definition 4: hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove - [verb of contact]

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

  • furrow soil

Synonyms for rut in the sense of this definition

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

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

Definition 5: be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals - [verb of stative]

(rut is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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