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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 ?
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.
In process of time, the rains wash off all the turf and grass aforesaid, move the logs hither and thither, in picturesque positions, up, down and crosswise, with divers chasms and ruts of black mud intervening.
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.
Sometimes, we strike into the skirting mud, to avoid the stones that clatter us and shake us; sometimes, we stick in ruts and sloughs there.
It may be a very bad attempt at a briar, but briars don't straggle into the middle of roads frequented as that one seems to be--judging by those overdone ruts.
They had both been wetted to the skin during their operations, and now, as the gig jumped among the deep ruts, the thing that stood propped between them fell now upon one and now upon the other.
At a league from Beauvais, where the road was confined between two high banks, they fell in with eight or ten men who, taking advantage of the road being unpaved in this spot, appeared to be employed in digging holes and filling up the ruts with mud.
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.
You kept your eyes upon the ground - glancing, with a petulant expression, at the holes and ruts in the pavement, (so that I saw you were still thinking of the stones,) until we reached the little alley called Lamartine, which has been paved, by way of experiment, with the overlapping and riveted blocks.
To go out in the grand coach, perched upon a doorstep; to turn to the left, twist round to the right, over roads full of ruts, where we cannot exceed a league in two hours; and then to come back straight towards the wing of the castle in which is the window of Mary de Medici, so that Madame never fails to say: `Could one believe it possible that Mary de Medici should have escaped from that window -- forty-seven feet high?
Sophie looked at the close turf, scarred only with last night's wheels, at two ruts which wound round a rickyard, and at the circle of still orchard about the half-timbered house.
Meeting a comrade at the last post station but one before Moscow, Denisov had drunk three bottles of wine with him and, despite the jolting ruts across the snow-covered road, did not once wake up on the way to Moscow, but lay at the bottom of the sleigh beside Rostov, who grew more and more impatient the nearer they got to Moscow.