put to rout

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of put to rout

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to move in a specified direction

  3. : to send (something, such as a weapon or missile) into or through something : thrust

  1. : a throw made with an overhand pushing motion

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

  1. : being in place : fixed, set

rout play
  1. : a crowd of people

  2. : disturbance

  3. : fuss

  1. : to low loudly : bellow

  1. : to poke around with the snout : root

  2. : to search haphazardly

  3. : to dig up with the snout

  1. : a state of wild confusion or disorderly retreat

  2. : a disastrous defeat : debacle

  3. : a precipitate flight

  1. : to disorganize completely : demoralize

  2. : to put to precipitate flight

  3. : to defeat decisively or disastrously


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