a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder:
to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout.
any overwhelming defeat:
a rout of the home team by the state champions.
a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons.
the rabble or mob.
Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a manner that suggests an intention to riot although they do not actually carry out the intention.
a large, formal evening party or social gathering.
Archaic. a company or band of people.
verb (used with object)
to disperse in defeat and disorderly flight:
to rout an army.
to defeat decisively:
to rout an opponent in conversation.
verb (used without object)
pigs routing in the garden.
to poke, search, or rummage.
verb (used with object)
to turn over or dig up (something) with the snout.
to find or get by searching, rummaging, etc. (usually followed by out).
to cause to rise from bed (often followed by up or out).
to force or drive out.
to hollow out or furrow, as with a scoop, gouge, or machine.
verb (used without object), Archaic.
verb (used with or without object)
to bellow; roar.
an overwhelming defeat
a disorderly retreat
a noisy rabble
(law) a group of three or more people proceeding to commit an illegal act
(archaic) a large party or social gathering
(transitive) to defeat and cause to flee in confusion
to dig over or turn up (something), esp (of an animal) with the snout; root
(transitive; usually foll by out or up) to get or find by searching
(transitive) usually foll by out. to force or drive out: they routed him out of bed at midnight
(transitive) often foll by out. to hollow or gouge out
(intransitive) to search, poke, or rummage
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noun 1. a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder: to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout. 2. any overwhelming defeat: a rout of the home team by the state champions. 3. a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons. 4. the rabble or mob. 5. […]
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