Complete Definition of "rout"

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Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-aÊt|-aÊt
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Noun
en-noun

  1. A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance; tumult.
  2. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a traveling company or throng.
  3. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the rabble; the herd of common people.
  4. The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion; -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces, and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the enemy was complete.
  5. A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled together with intent to do a thing which, if executed, would make them rioters, and actually making a motion toward the executing thereof.
  6. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party.

Verb
en-verb

  1. To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly.
  2. To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
  3. To search or root in the ground, as a swine.
  4. To defeat an enemy completely and force them to retreat

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