To put to rout

to defeat and throw into confusion; to overthrow and put to flight.

See also: Rout

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if it proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world; or if it were sublime, to know it by experience, and be able to give a true account of it in my next excursion.
''I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life,'' he wrote.
to put to rout all that was not life." Said Kelly, "I go to the woods of prayer each day for the same reason" (Rediscover Catholicism, Beacon, 2002).
CAMP SHERMAN - Henry David Thoreau went to the woods because he wished to live deliberately, to "live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life.
They always got the big hit, the double play, the "career year" from a critical player, that enabled them to put to rout those who presumed to challenge them.