To rout out
Rout Rout, v. t. [A variant of root.] To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow. [1913 Webster]

{To rout out} (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to find. (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people out of bed. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


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  • To smite out — Smite Smite (sm[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Smote} (sm[=o]t), rarely {Smit} (sm[i^]t); p. p. {Smitten} (sm[i^]t t n), rarely {Smit}, or {Smote}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Smiting} (sm[imac]t [i^]ng).] [AS. sm[=i]tan to smite, to soil, pollute; akin to OFries.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rout out — verb 1. get or find by searching (Freq. 1) What did you rout out in the library? • Syn: ↑rout up • Hypernyms: ↑find, ↑regain • Entailment: ↑search, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rout — Rout, v. t. [A variant of root.] To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow. [1913 Webster] {To rout out} (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to find. (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people out of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rout — rout1 [rout] n. [ME route < OFr, troop, band, lit., part broken off < L rupta: see ROUTE] 1. a disorderly crowd; noisy mob; rabble 2. a disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops [to be put to rout] 3. an overwhelming defeat 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • rout|er — rout|er1 «ROW tuhr», noun, verb. –n. 1. any one of various tools or machines for hollowing out or furrowing. 2. a person who routs. –v.t. to hollow out with a router. ╂[< rout2 + er1] rout|er2 «ROO uhr, ROW », noun. 1. a person who arranges a …   Useful english dictionary

  • rout — Ⅰ. rout [1] ► NOUN 1) a disorderly retreat of defeated troops. 2) a decisive defeat. 3) archaic a disorderly or tumultuous crowd of people. ► VERB ▪ defeat utterly and force to retreat. ORIGIN obsolete French …   English terms dictionary

  • rout — rout1 /rowt/, n. 1. a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder: to put an army to rout; to put reason to rout. 2. any overwhelming defeat: a rout of the home team by the state champions. 3. a… …   Universalium

  • rout — I. /raʊt / (say rowt) noun 1. a defeat attended with disorderly flight; dispersal of a defeated force in complete disorder: to put an army to rout. 2. a defeated and dispersing army. 3. a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons. 4. a clamour or …   Australian English dictionary

  • rout — I [[t]raʊt[/t]] n. 1) a defeat attended with disorderly flight: to put an army to rout[/ex] 2) cvb any overwhelming defeat 3) a tumultuous or disorderly crowd of persons 4) law Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons… …   From formal English to slang

  • rout — Synonyms and related words: a mass of, a world of, agitation, and bobtail, annihilate, army, attendance, attendant, bafflement, balk, batter, bawl, beat, beating, bellow, best, bevy, bluster, bobbery, body of retainers, boil, boiling, bring down …   Moby Thesaurus

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