\ 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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In between, O'Day gave them another clean inning of relief before three scoreless innings from Miguel Castro and the first of two shutout frames for Mike Wright Jr. en route to his first win of the season. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "Manny Machado hits two-run homer in 15th, Orioles earn 10-7 marathon win over Braves," 23 June 2018 The suspects then allegedly hopped in a dark Ford Econovan and kept tabs on Keef while en route back to his hotel. Michael Saponara, Billboard, "6ix9ine Under Investigation For Involvement in Chief Keef NYC Shooting: Report," 18 June 2018 Wohl said that while police were en route there, the department received reports of a carjacking and shots fired at a nearby intersection. Author: Joseph O'sullivan, Mike Carter, Anchorage Daily News, "Armed civilian kills gunman, stops shooting spree at Walmart in Washington state," 18 June 2018 Last year, the Cyclones beat Oklahoma and TCU en route to an 8–5 season, and all but one of their losses came in one-score games. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "Spring Game Storylines: What to Watch at Saturday's Main Events," 13 Apr. 2018 The Titans ran off five straight wins, including five straight two-out hits in the seventh inning to beat Santa Ana Foothill, en route to the Classic Division championship. John Maffei, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Poway bunching base hits together, wins ninth straight," 11 Apr. 2018 The Flyers beat the Blueshirts in that memorable shootout — who can ever forget Brian Boucher outdueling Henrik Lundqvist? — en route to reaching the Stanley Cup finals. Sam Carchidi, Philly.com, "Five observations on Flyers' ugly loss to Islanders," 4 Apr. 2018 Virginia beat North Carolina in the ACC Championship game last week en route to earning the No. Brendan Marks, charlotteobserver, "Why there’s a ‘real chance,’ one expert says, that NCAA champs could emerge from Charlotte | Charlotte Observer," 15 Mar. 2018 Its third team included a pair of guards -- Stanford's Brittany McPhee and UCLA's Jordin Canada -- the Ducks beat en route to the tournament title. Andrew Greif, OregonLive.com, "Oregon Ducks star Sabrina Ionescu adding more accolades," 7 Mar. 2018

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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 move or proceed with twists and turns

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