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To defeat completely. Also: To root, dig up or poke for, especially to poke around for food.

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Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To defeat completely. Also: To root, dig up or poke for, especially to poke around for food. Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To bellow. Used of cattle.

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Usage examples (42)
  • Did the home team rout the visiting team?
  • rout out the fighters from their caves
  • Noun : to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout. ,a rout of the home team by the state champions
  • Verb (used with object) : to rout an army. ,to rout an opponent in conversation
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  • Another word that sounds like rout is route which means a road or highway.
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