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RUT (rutted, rutting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does rut mean? 

RUT (noun)
  The noun RUT has 3 senses:

1. a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)
2. a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
3. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

  Familiarity information: RUT used as a noun is uncommon.


RUT (verb)
  The verb RUT has 2 senses:

1. be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals
2. hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

  Familiarity information: RUT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RUT (noun)


Sense 1rut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Hypernyms ("rut" is a kind of...):

channel; groove (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))


Sense 2rut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

groove; rut

Context example:

they fell into a conversational rut

Hypernyms ("rut" is a kind of...):

modus operandi; routine (an unvarying or habitual method or procedure)


Sense 3rut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

oestrus; estrus; rut; heat

Hypernyms ("rut" is a kind of...):

physiological condition; physiological state (the state of the body or bodily functions)


RUT (verb)


Sense 1rut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Hypernyms (to "rut" is one way to...):

be (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 2rut [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

furrow; groove; rut

Context example:

furrow soil

Hypernyms (to "rut" is one way to...):

cut into; delve; dig; turn over (turn up, loosen, or remove earth)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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