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English definition of “rout”

rout

verb [T] uk   /raʊt/ formal us  
to defeat an enemy completely and force them to run away: figurative The Russian chess team have routed all the rest.FightingWinning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
Phrasal verbs

rout

noun [C] uk   /raʊt/ us  
defeat: The battle/election was a complete and utter rout.Winning and defeatingScoring, winning and losing in sport
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