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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'on the way'

en route

adverb
     
en route
TT on the way
en route from/to
a flight en route from Tokyo to Sydney
en route for British English
We stayed there en route for London.
Why don't we stop for lunch en route?

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