\ än-ˈrüt How to pronounce en route (audio) , äⁿ(n)-ˈrüt How to pronounce en route (audio) , en-, in-, -ˈrau̇t How to pronounce en route (audio) \

Definition of en route

: on or along the way he reads en route arrived early despite en route delays

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Liverpool had to go through Napoli in the group stage last season en route to the knockout rounds, requiring a 1-0 win over Carlo Ancelotti's side on the final day of group play just to secure its place in the last 16. Luis Miguel Echegaray, SI.com, "LIVE: Liverpool Begins Champions League Title Defense vs. Napoli," 17 Sep. 2019 Senior Gabby Walsh finished first with a time of 21:47 (5K) en route to a Zebra’s victory. BostonGlobe.com, "Central Catholic sophomore quarterback Ayden Pereira was cool under pressure in his debut against Springfield Central.," 15 Sep. 2019 The 49ers made the Bengals look like Moeller High en route to posting the sixth-most yards (572) yards in franchise history, averaging 8.4 yards a play and 6.2 yards a rush. Eric Branch, SFChronicle.com, "49ers game grades vs. Bengals: Garoppolo and offense sizzle, defense overwhelms," 15 Sep. 2019 The Patriots won the first set but committed numerous errors en route to losing the match. Bob Narang, chicagotribune.com, "Amanda Holsen is Stevenson’s outside hitter of the future," 15 Sep. 2019 The Buffaloes are now 3-0 after rolling over Northglenn with 34 first-half points en route to a 41-0 victory. Matt Schubert, The Denver Post, "Colorado Prep Football Rewind, Week 3: Green Mountain’s upset victory, Valor hangs on and going for the win," 14 Sep. 2019 Withrow found the end zone again on its next drive, marching 73 yards down the field en route to a 3-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Daniel Ingram. Donnie Menke, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati, Ohio, high school football: Taft Senators outlast Withrow Tigers, 29-26," 13 Sep. 2019 Madison Layden, also a Purdue commit and a Northwestern senior, is ranked 57th in the 2020 class and averaged 21.8 points last season en route to a state title for the Tigers. Matthew Vantryon, Indianapolis Star, "Sydney Parrish is a top 10 national player, ESPN says. Here's who else from Indiana makes the list.," 12 Sep. 2019 Yesterday, the fashion mogul headed to the stylish New York City neighborhood of SoHo, en route to her guest appearance on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian's Sheer Halter Top is a Saucy Piece for the End of Summer," 12 Sep. 2019

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1779, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of en route

: on or along the way when you are going to a place

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Kids Definition of en route

: on or along the way I finished my homework en route to school.

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to wander slowly or to speak indistinctly

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