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rout2

 
pronunciation:
raUt
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: routs, routing, routed
definition 1: to root about with the snout.
The pigs routed in the mud.
synonyms:
root
similar words:
forage, grub, rummage, sniff
definition 2: to poke or search around; rummage.
I routed through the attic until I found my old toys.
synonyms:
forage, root, rummage
similar words:
ferret, poke, rake, search, sift
definition 3: to drive, force, or turn out.
The sheriff finally routed the outlaw from his hiding place.My parents routed me out of bed to help with the chores.
synonyms:
drive, expel
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.