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rout2

rout2

 
pronunciation:
raUt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: routed, routing, routs
definition 1: to root about with the snout, as swine.
synonyms:
root
similar words:
forage, grub, rummage, sniff, snuff
definition 2: to poke or search around; rummage.
synonyms:
forage, root, rummage
similar words:
ferret, poke, rake, rifle, search, sift
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to root out with the snout, as swine.
synonyms:
root
similar words:
forage, grub, rummage, sniff, snuff
definition 2: to find or uncover by rummaging (usu. fol. by out).
synonyms:
forage, root, rummage
similar words:
ferret, find, fish, hunt
definition 3: to drive, force, or turn out.
The fugitive was routed from his hiding place.We were routed out of bed by the excited puppy.
synonyms:
drive, expel, force
similar words:
compel, ferret, prod, propel
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word route (a road or course)? Some people say rout and route in exactly the same way, but these two words have different meanings.