intransitive verb

: to move with a crunching or shuffling noise
no sound except the rutching of heavily loaded bare feet on the paving stonesTalbot Mundy

Word History


German rutschen to slide, slither, from Middle High German rützen, rütschen

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“Rutch.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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