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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: route 'group of people, defeat', from Latin rupta, from ruptus 'broken'

rout

2 noun
     
Related topics: Politics
rout2 [countable usually singular, uncountable]
P a complete defeat in a battle, competition, or election:
The battle turned into a rout.
put somebody to rout (=defeat somebody completely)

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