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Noun rout has 2 senses
  1. mob, rabble, rout - a disorderly crowd of people
    --1 is a kind of crowd
    --1 has particulars: lynch mob
  2. rout - an overwhelming defeat
    --2 is a kind of
    defeat, licking
    Derived form: verb rout4
Verb rout has 4 senses
  1. rout, rout out, expel - cause to flee; "rout out the fighters from their caves"
    --1 is one way to get the better of, overcome, defeat
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  2. rout, root, rootle - dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
    --2 is one way to dig, delve, cut into, turn over
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  3. rout, gouge - make a groove in
    --3 is one way to hollow, hollow out, core out
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  4. spread-eagle, spreadeagle, rout - defeat disastrously
    --4 is one way to beat, beat out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish
    Derived form: noun rout2
    Sample sentence:
    The fighter managed to rout his opponent
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