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(Entry 1 of 3)

1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together
  • a great rout of rubberneckers had gathered around the scene of the accident

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2 people looked down upon as ignorant and of the lowest class
  • at first the protests were dismissed as nothing more than the idle doings of the restless rout

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rout (Entry 2 of 3)

1 failure to win a contest
  • the championship game was a humiliating rout for the team that had been favored to win

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2 the act or an instance of getting free from danger or confinement
  • in the mad rout from the school shooter, it was every person for himself

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rout

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Synonyms & Antonyms of rout (Entry 3 of 3)

2 to drive or force out
  • the nation's ground and air forces quickly routed the would-be invaders

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The first known use of rout was in the 13th century

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“Rout.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/rout. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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