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rut 1

 (rŭt)
n.
1. A sunken track or groove made by the passage of vehicles.
2. An uninspired routine or pattern of behavior that one continues unthinkingly or because change is difficult.
tr.v. rut·ted, rut·ting, ruts
To make ruts in (a path, for example).

[Possibly alteration of route.]

rut 2

 (rŭt)
n.
1. A regularly recurring condition of fertility during which breeding occurs in certain mammals, especially deer and various other ungulates: a buck in rut.
2. The period during which this condition occurs.
intr.v. rut·ted, rut·ting, ruts
To be in rut.

[Middle English rutte, from Old French rut, from Vulgar Latin *rūgitus, from *rūgere, to roar, from Latin rūgīre, to roar.]

rut

(rʌt)
n
1. a groove or furrow in a soft road, caused by wheels
2. any deep mark, hole, or groove
3. a narrow or predictable way of life, set of attitudes, etc; dreary or undeviating routine (esp in the phrase in a rut)
vb, ruts, rutting or rutted
(tr) to make a rut or ruts in
[C16: probably from French route road]

rut

(rʌt)
n
1. (Zoology) a recurrent period of sexual excitement and reproductive activity in certain male ruminants, such as the deer, that corresponds to the period of oestrus in females
2. (Zoology) another name for oestrus
vb, ruts, rutting or rutted
(Zoology) (intr) (of male ruminants) to be in a period of sexual excitement and activity
[C15: from Old French rut noise, roar, from Latin rugītus, from rugīre to roar]

rut1

(rʌt)

n., v. rut•ted, rut•ting. n.
1. a furrow or track in the ground, esp. one made by the passage of vehicles.
2. any furrow, groove, etc.
3. a fixed or established mode of procedure or course of life, usu. dull or unpromising: to fall into a rut.
v.t.
4. to make a rut or ruts in; furrow.
[1570–80; perhaps alter. of route]

rut2

(rʌt)

n., v. rut•ted, rut•ting. n.
1. the periodically recurring sexual excitement of the deer, goat, sheep, etc.
v.i.
2. to be in the condition of rut.
[1375–1425; rutte < Middle French rut, ruit < Vulgar Latin *rūgitus, for Late Latin rugītus roaring < Latin rugī(re) to roar]

rut


Past participle: rutted
Gerund: rutting

Imperative
rut
rut
Present
I rut
you rut
he/she/it ruts
we rut
you rut
they rut
Preterite
I rutted
you rutted
he/she/it rutted
we rutted
you rutted
they rutted
Present Continuous
I am rutting
you are rutting
he/she/it is rutting
we are rutting
you are rutting
they are rutting
Present Perfect
I have rutted
you have rutted
he/she/it has rutted
we have rutted
you have rutted
they have rutted
Past Continuous
I was rutting
you were rutting
he/she/it was rutting
we were rutting
you were rutting
they were rutting
Past Perfect
I had rutted
you had rutted
he/she/it had rutted
we had rutted
you had rutted
they had rutted
Future
I will rut
you will rut
he/she/it will rut
we will rut
you will rut
they will rut
Future Perfect
I will have rutted
you will have rutted
he/she/it will have rutted
we will have rutted
you will have rutted
they will have rutted
Future Continuous
I will be rutting
you will be rutting
he/she/it will be rutting
we will be rutting
you will be rutting
they will be rutting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rutting
you have been rutting
he/she/it has been rutting
we have been rutting
you have been rutting
they have been rutting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rutting
you will have been rutting
he/she/it will have been rutting
we will have been rutting
you will have been rutting
they will have been rutting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rutting
you had been rutting
he/she/it had been rutting
we had been rutting
you had been rutting
they had been rutting
Conditional
I would rut
you would rut
he/she/it would rut
we would rut
you would rut
they would rut
Past Conditional
I would have rutted
you would have rutted
he/she/it would have rutted
we would have rutted
you would have rutted
they would have rutted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rut - a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)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)
2.rut - a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut"
modus operandi, routine - an unvarying or habitual method or procedure
3.rut - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activityrut - applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
Verb1.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"
2.rut - hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil"
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"

rut

noun
1. habit, routine, dead end, humdrum existence, system, pattern, groove I don't like being in a rut.
2. groove, score, track, trough, furrow, gouge, pothole, indentation, wheel mark deep ruts left by the truck's heavy wheels

rut 1

noun
A habitual, laborious, often tiresome course of action:
Informal: grind.
Slang: groove.

rut 2

noun
A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals:
Translations
قَناه، أُخْدود
vyježděná kolej
hjulspor
urauurre
kerékvágás
hjólfar, skorningur
išvažinėtasnuobodžiai gyvenantisvėžė
grambas
vyjazdená koľaj
derin tekerlek izi

rut

1 [rʌt] Nsurco m, rodera f, rodada f
to be in/get into a rutser/hacerse esclavo de la rutina
I need to change jobs, I'm in a rut herenecesito cambiar de trabajo, aquí me estoy anquilosando or estancando
to get out of the rutsalir de la rutina

rut

2 [rʌt]
A. N (Bio) → celo m
to be in rutestar en celo
B. VI (= be in rut) → estar en celo; (= begin to rut) → caer en celo

rut

[ˈrʌt] n
(in ground)ornière f
(ZOOLOGY)rut m
(= boring routine) to be in a rut → suivre l'ornière, s'encroûter

rut

1 (Zool)
nBrunft f, → Brunst f
vibrunften, brunsten; rutting callBrunftschrei m; rutting seasonBrunftzeit f

rut

2
n (in track, path) → Spur f, → Furche f; (fig: = routine) → Trott m (inf); to be in a rut (fig)im Trott sein (inf); to get into a rut (fig)in einen Trott geraten (inf); to get out of a rut (fig)aus dem Trott herauskommen (inf)
vtfurchen

rut

1 [rʌt] nsolco
to get into a rut (fig) → fossilizzarsi
to be in a rut (fig) → essersi fossilizzato/a

rut

2 (Zool)
1. n the rutla fregola, il calore m
2. viandare in calore

rut

(rat) noun
a deep track made by a wheel etc in soft ground. The road was full of ruts.
ˈrutted adjective
having ruts. a deeply-rutted path.
in a rut
having a fixed, monotonous way of life. I felt that I was in a rut, so I changed my job.
References in classic literature ?
The shaft-horses were tilted against the shafts by the ruts, but the dexterous driver sitting on the box held the shaft over the ruts, so that the wheels ran on the smooth part of the road.
Here we saw a cart heavily laden with bricks; the wheels had stuck fast in the stiff mud of some deep ruts, and the carter was shouting and flogging the two horses unmercifully.
But this morning he was in a mood more becoming a man of business, and in the course of his ride along the Basset lanes, with their deep ruts,--lying so far away from a market-town that the labor of drawing produce and manure was enough to take away the best part of the profits on such poor land as that parish was made of,--he got up a due amount of irritation against Moss as a man without capital, who, if murrain and blight were abroad, was sure to have his share of them, and who, the more you tried to help him out of the mud, would sink the further in.
In both cases they flowed in ruts worn deep by time and habit, and the man who should have proposed to divert them by reason and argument would have had a long contract on his hands.
But now the mist, helped by the evening darkness, was more of a screen than he desired, for it hid the ruts into which his feet were liable to slip--hid everything, so that he had to guide his steps by dragging his whip along the low bushes in advance of the hedgerow.
At this moment one of those heavy wagons, drawn by bullocks, which carry the wood cut in the fine forests of the country to the ports of the Loire, came out of a byroad full of ruts and turned on that which the two horsemen were following.
And so standing, his head pressed against the top, a rut in the road, jolting the wagon and its contents, caused his head to bump violently.
A rut in the roadway made the nearest trunk tilt one edge in the air and shift position, so that when it tilted back again it rested on Michael's paw.
Another rut saved him, however, tilting the trunk just sufficiently to enable his violent struggling to drag the foot clear.
A CARTER was driving a wagon along a country lane, when the wheels sank down deep into a rut.
How horrified he would have been seven years before, when he first arrived from abroad, had he been told that there was no need for him to seek or plan anything, that his rut had long been shaped, eternally predetermined, and that wriggle as he might, he would be what all in his position were.
A shallow pool in the guttered depression of an old wheel rut, as from a recent rain, met his eye with a crimson gleam.