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rout

verb [T] uk   us   /raʊt/ formal
to defeat an enemy completely and force them to run away: figurative The Russian chess team have routed all the rest.
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rout

noun [C] uk   us   /raʊt/
defeat: The battle/election was a complete and utter rout.
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