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Definition of "rout" []

  • A disorderly retreat or flight following defeat. (noun)
  • An overwhelming defeat. (noun)
  • A disorderly crowd of people; a mob. (noun)
  • People of the lowest class; rabble. (noun)
  • A public disturbance; a riot. (noun)
  • An overwhelming defeat (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A disorderly retreat (noun)
  • A noisy rabble (noun)
  • A group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act (noun)
  • A large party or social gathering (noun)
  • To defeat and cause to flee in confusion (verb)

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Use "rout" in a sentence
  • "Toss in a steady dose of Ray Rice, who only led the NFL in yards from scrimmage (2,068) while rushing for career highs in yards (1,364) and TDs (12) and well, the word "rout" comes to mind."
  • "Then, when the loss-cum-rout is tallied, there will be no mistake about the message of the voters; there will be no mis-interpretation, there will be no possible way to plausibly spin away the repudiation of Obama and his allies."
  • "Ravens send message to top-seeded Titans in rout of Dolphins"