rout

Part of speech: verb

To defeat disastrously; put ot flight.

Part of speech: verb

To drive or drag forth, as from hiding.

Part of speech: noun

A disorderly and overwhelming defeat of flight.

Part of speech: noun

A disorderly assemblage; rabble.

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Usage examples "rout":

  1. At one time he drove before him, in most bloody rout, a numerous army of Germans. - "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
  2. Sorry to rout you out so late, but I need a cab. - "Red Masquerade", Louis Joseph Vance.
  3. And yonder tents, deserted by the foe, Shall give us shelter when the rout is done. - "Pharsalia; Dramatic Episodes of the Civil Wars", Lucan.