put to rout

Definition of put to rout

  1. :  to force someone to retreat They put the enemy to rout.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to place in a specified position or relationship :  lay

    :  to move in a specified direction

    :  to send (as a weapon or missile) into or through something :  thrust

  1. :  a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

    :  the act or an instance of putting the shot

    :  an option to sell a specified amount of a security (as a stock) or commodity (as wheat) at a fixed price at or within a specified time — compare call 3d

  1. :  being in place :  fixed, set

  1. :  a crowd of people

    :  rabble

    :  disturbance

  1. :  to low loudly :  bellow

  1. :  to poke around with the snout :  root

    :  to search haphazardly

    :  to dig up with the snout

  1. :  a state of wild confusion or disorderly retreat

    :  a disastrous defeat :  debacle

    :  a precipitate flight

  1. :  to disorganize completely :  demoralize

    :  to put to precipitate flight

    :  to defeat decisively or disastrously

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to criticize severely

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