Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun rout

2 senses of rout

Sense 1
mob, rabble, rout -- (a disorderly crowd of people)
       => crowd -- (a large number of things or people considered together; "a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers")

Sense 2
rout -- (an overwhelming defeat)
       => defeat, licking -- (an unsuccessful ending to a struggle or contest; "it was a narrow defeat"; "the army's only defeat"; "they suffered a convincing licking")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb rout

4 senses of rout

Sense 1
rout, rout out, expel -- (cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves")
       => get the better of, overcome, defeat -- (win a victory over; "You must overcome all difficulties"; "defeat your enemies"; "He overcame his shyness"; "He overcame his infirmity"; "Her anger got the better of her and she blew up")

Sense 2
rout, root, rootle -- (dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles")
       => dig, delve, cut into, turn over -- (turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")

Sense 3
rout, gouge -- (make a groove in)
       => hollow, hollow out, core out -- (remove the interior of; "hollow out a tree trunk")

Sense 4
spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout -- (defeat disastrously)
       => beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish -- (come out better in a competition, race, or conflict; "Agassi beat Becker in the tennis championship"; "We beat the competition"; "Harvard defeated Yale in the last football game")

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