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Definition of rout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  • a situation in which someone is defeated easily and completely in a battle or competition Only the skill of the goalkeeper prevented the match from turning into a rout.
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    put somebody to rout (literary)
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    to defeat someone easily and completely They put the rebel army to rout.
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