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English noun: rut

1. rut (shape) a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

Broader (hypernym)channel, groove

2. rut (act) a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

SamplesThey fell into a conversational rut.


Broader (hypernym)modus operandi, routine

3. rut (state) applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Synonymsestrus, heat, oestrus

Broader (hypernym)physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state

Antonymsanestrum, anestrus, anoestrum, anoestrus

English verb: rut

1. rut (stative) be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)be

2. rut (contact) hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

SamplesFurrow soil.

Synonymsfurrow, groove

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

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

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