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

3 senses of rut

Sense 1
rut -- (a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels))
       => groove, channel -- (a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record))

Sense 2
rut, groove -- (a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut")
       => routine, modus operandi -- (an unvarying or habitual method or procedure)

Sense 3
estrus, oestrus, heat, rut -- (applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity)
       => physical condition, physiological state, physiological condition -- (the condition or state of the body or bodily functions)

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

2 senses of rut

Sense 1
rut -- (be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals)
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
furrow, rut, groove -- (hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil")
       => dig, delve, cut into, turn over -- (turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration")

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