Synonyms of rout in English:

rout


See definition of rout

noun

1‘the army's offensive turned into an ignominious rout’

SYNONYMS

disorderly retreat, retreat, flight, headlong flight

2‘Newcastle scored 13 tries in the 76–4 rout’

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crushing defeat, overwhelming defeat, defeat, trouncing, annihilation

debacle, fiasco

informal licking, hammering, clobbering, thrashing, pasting, drubbing, hiding, caning, demolition, going-over, pounding, massacre

North American informal shellacking

ANTONYMS

victory


verb

1‘his army was routed at the Battle of Milvian Bridge’

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put to flight, put to rout, drive off, dispel, scatter

defeat, beat, conquer, vanquish, crush, overpower, overwhelm, overthrow, subjugate

2‘the German star routed the defending champion’

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beat hollow, trounce, defeat utterly, annihilate, triumph over, win a resounding victory over, be victorious over, best, get the better of, worst, bring someone to their knees

informal lick, hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, demolish, destroy, drub, give someone a drubbing, cane, wipe the floor with, walk all over, give someone a hiding, take to the cleaners, blow out of the water, make mincemeat of, murder, massacre, slaughter, flatten, turn inside out, tank

British informal stuff, marmalize

North American informal blow out, cream, shellac, skunk, slam

US informal own

ANTONYMS

lose