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English noun: rout

1. rout (group) a disorderly crowd of people

Synonymsmob, rabble

Broader (hypernym)crowd

Narrower (hyponym)lynch mob

2. rout (event) an overwhelming defeat

Broader (hypernym)defeat, licking

English verb: rout

1. rout (competition) cause to flee

SamplesRout out the fighters from their caves.

Synonymsexpel, rout out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)defeat, get the better of, overcome

2. rout (contact) dig with the snout

SamplesThe pig was rooting for truffles.

Synonymsroot, rootle

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut into, delve, dig, turn over

3. rout (contact) make a groove in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)core out, hollow, hollow out

4. rout (competition) defeat disastrously

ExamplesThe fighter managed to rout his opponent

Synonymsspread-eagle, spreadeagle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

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