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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.]

rutting

(ˈrʌtɪŋ)
adj
in a period of sexual excitement and activity
Translations

rutting

[ˈrʌtɪŋ]
A. ADJ (Bio) → en celo
B. CPD rutting season Népoca f de celo

rutting

[ˈrʌtɪŋ]
adjen rutrutting season nrut m
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While I'll never miss a chance to hunt rutting bucks somewhere in November, you can bet I'm also making plans to strike early on whitetails next summer--and you should be, too!
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THE cooler Autumn weather may have arrived, but things are hotting up for the Fallow Deer at Knowsley Safari Park as the annual, testosterone-fuelled, rutting season kicks off.
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But that was during rutting season and the animal must have felt his harem, his women, were being threatened.
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