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transitive verb

: to rout completely


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: utter defeat : rout

Word History


Transitive verb

obsolete French dérouter, from Old French desroter, desrouter, from des- de- + rote, route troop, band, defeat (troop)


French déroute, from Old French desrote, desroute, from desroter, desrouter

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“Derout.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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