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 for Rout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\ (rout), v. i. [AS. hr[=u]tan.]
     To roar; to bellow; to snort; to snore loudly. [Obs. or
     Scot.] --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, v. i.
     To assemble in a crowd, whether orderly or disorderly; to
     collect in company. [obs.] --Bacon.
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           In all that land no Christian[s] durste route.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, n.
     A bellowing; a shouting; noise; clamor; uproar; disturbance;
     tumult. --Shak.
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           This new book the whole world makes such a rout about.
                                                    --Sterne.
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           "My child, it is not well," I said,
           "Among the graves to shout;
           To laugh and play among the dead,
           And make this noisy rout."               --Trench.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, v. t. [A variant of root.]
     To scoop out with a gouge or other tool; to furrow.
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     To rout out
     (a) To turn up to view, as if by rooting; to discover; to
         find.
     (b) To turn out by force or compulsion; as, to rout people
         out of bed. [Colloq.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, v. i.
     To search or root in the ground, as a swine. --Edwards.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, n. [OF. route, LL. rupta, properly, a breaking, fr.
     L. ruptus, p. p. of rumpere to break. See Rupture, reave,
     and cf. Rote repetition of forms, Route. In some senses
     this word has been confused with rout a bellowing, an
     uproar.] [Formerly spelled also route.]
     1. A troop; a throng; a company; an assembly; especially, a
        traveling company or throng. [Obs.] "A route of ratones
        [rats]." --Piers Plowman. "A great solemn route."
        --Chaucer.
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              And ever he rode the hinderest of the route.
                                                    --Chaucer.
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              A rout of people there assembled were. --Spenser.
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     2. A disorderly and tumultuous crowd; a mob; hence, the
        rabble; the herd of common people.
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              the endless routs of wretched thralls. --Spenser.
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              The ringleader and head of all this rout. --Shak.
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              Nor do I name of men the common rout. --Milton.
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     3. The state of being disorganized and thrown into confusion;
        -- said especially of an army defeated, broken in pieces,
        and put to flight in disorder or panic; also, the act of
        defeating and breaking up an army; as, the rout of the
        enemy was complete.
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              thy army . . .
              Dispersed in rout, betook them all to fly. --Daniel.
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              To these giad conquest, murderous rout to those.
                                                    --pope.
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     4. (Law) A disturbance of the peace by persons assembled
        together with intent to do a thing which, if executed,
        would make them rioters, and actually making a motion
        toward the executing thereof. --Wharton.
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     5. A fashionable assembly, or large evening party. "At routs
        and dances." --Landor.
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     To put to rout, to defeat and throw into confusion; to
        overthrow and put to flight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Rout \Rout\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Routed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Routing.]
     To break the ranks of, as troops, and put them to flight in
     disorder; to put to rout.
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           That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally
           routed and defeated their whole army, that they fied.
                                                    --Clarendon.
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     Syn: To defeat; discomfit; overpower; overthrow.
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