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Definition of rout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

rout

noun
/raʊt/ rout pronunciation American
 
[singular] a situation in which someone is defeated easily and completely in a battle or competitionOnly the skill of the goalkeeper prevented the match from turning into a rout.IDIOM

put someone to rout

(literary) to defeat someone easily and completelyThey put the rebel army to rout.put to rout