put to rout

put to flight; defeat utterly

I once put a gang to rout


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • put to rout — index beat (defeat) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • put to rout — put to flight; defeat utterly. → rout …   English new terms dictionary

  • To put to rout — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rout — rout1 [rout] n. [ME route < OFr, troop, band, lit., part broken off < L rupta: see ROUTE] 1. a disorderly crowd; noisy mob; rabble 2. a disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops [to be put to rout] 3. an overwhelming defeat 4.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] That party . . . that charged the Scots, so totally routed and defeated their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rout — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a disorderly retreat of defeated troops. 2 a an assemblage or company esp. of revellers or rioters. b Law an assemblage of three or more persons who have made a move towards committing an illegal act. 3 riot, tumult, disturbance,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rout — Synonyms and related words: a mass of, a world of, agitation, and bobtail, annihilate, army, attendance, attendant, bafflement, balk, batter, bawl, beat, beating, bellow, best, bevy, bluster, bobbery, body of retainers, boil, boiling, bring down …   Moby Thesaurus

  • rout — rout1 [raʊt] noun 1》 a disorderly retreat of defeated troops.     ↘a decisive defeat. 2》 Law, dated an assembly of people who have made a move towards committing an illegal act which would constitute an offence of riot. 3》 archaic a disorderly… …   English new terms dictionary

  • put somebody to rout — put sb to ˈrout idiom (literary) to defeat sb easily and completely • They put the rebel army to rout. Main entry: ↑routidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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