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rout

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rout

  1. 1 a great number of persons or creatures massed together a great rout of rubberneckers had gathered around the scene of the accident Synonyms of 1rout army, bike [chiefly Scottish], cram, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mass, mob, multitude, press, rout, scrum, swarm, throngWords Related to 1rout masses, millions, rabble, rabblement, riffraff; gaggle; heap, mountain, pile; jam, logjam

  2. 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 Synonyms of 1rout proletariat, rabblement, ragtag and bobtail, riffraff, rout, scum, tag, rag, and bobtail (or tagrag and bobtail), trash, unwashedWords Related to 1rout dregs; commoners, commons, herd, hoi polloi, masses, millions, mob, multitude, people, plebeians, populace, public, rank and file; bourgeoisie, middle class, working classNear Antonyms of 1rout elect, establishment; gentlefolk (also gentlefolks), nobility, peerageAntonyms of 1rout A-list, aristocracy, elite, gentry, quality, society, upper class, upper crust


rout

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of rout

  1. 1 failure to win a contest the championship game was a humiliating rout for the team that had been favored to win Synonyms of 2rout beating, drubbing, licking, loss, lump, overthrow, plastering, rout, shellacking, trimming, trouncing, whippingWords Related to 2rout collapse, debacle (also débâcle), failure, fiasco, fizzle, flop, nonsuccess, setback, upset; lurch, shutout, washout, whitewashNear Antonyms of 2rout accomplishment, achievement; blowout, cakewalk, landslide, romp, runaway, sweep, walkaway, walkoverAntonyms of 2rout success, triumph, victory, win

  2. 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 Synonyms of 2rout break, breakout, bunk [British], flight, getaway, lam, rout, slipWords Related to 2rout jailbreak; deliverance, liberation, redemption, release, rescue, salvation; close call, close shave, near missNear Antonyms of 2rout captivity, confinement, immurement, imprisonment, incarceration, internment; custody, detention, hold, holding, retention; endangerment, hazard, imperilment, jeopardy, peril, risk, trouble


rout

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of rout

  1. 1 to defeat by a large margin as expected, the professional team had no trouble routing the amateurs Synonyms of rout annihilate, blow away, bomb, bury, clobber, cream, drub, dust, flatten, paste, whip, shellac, skin, skunk, smoke [slang], smother, snow under, thrash, trim, tromp, trounce, wallop, wax [slang], whomp, whop (or whap), whupWords Related to rout sweep, upset; beat, best, conquer, dispatch, hurdle, lick, master, overbear, overcome, overmatch, prevail (over), subdue, surmount, take, throw, triumph (over), win (against), worst; crush, knock off, knock over, overpower, overthrow, overwhelm, subjugate, upend, vanquish; ace (out), better, eclipse, exceed, outdistance, outdo, outfight, outshine, outstrip, overtop, surpass, top, transcend; edge (out), nose out, pip [British]; cap, excel, flourish, score, succeed; break, destroy, do in, finish, sink, slaughter

  2. 2 to drive or force out the nation's ground and air forces quickly routed the would-be invaders Synonyms of rout banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, oust, out, eject, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outWords Related to rout deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms of rout accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter



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