the rout was on

Definition of the rout was on

used to say that a game or contest becomes one in which the winner easily defeats the loser by a large amount
  • After they scored their fourth goal, the rout was on.

Word by Word Definitions

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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