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Sense: 1-2
Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Old French route; ROUTE1
Sense: 3
Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: 'loud sound made by a deer', from Latin rugire 'to roar'

rut

noun
     
Related topics: Animals, Roads
rut
1 [countable]TTR a deep narrow track left in soft ground by a wheel
2

in a rut

living or working in a situation that never changes, so that you feel bored:
I was stuck in a rut and decided to look for a new job.
3 [uncountable] also the rut technicalHBA the period of the year when some male animals, especially deer, are sexually active
in rut
a stag in rut

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