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English definition of “rut”

rut

noun (SEXUALLY ACTIVE PERIOD)    /rʌt/
[S] the period of the year during which particular male animals , especially deer and sheep , are sexually active : During the rut, stags can be seen fighting for females .Animal reproduction in rut (of particular male animals ) sexually excited Animal reproduction
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