rut
Pronunciation Noun

rut (plural ruts)

  1. (zoology) Sexual desire or oestrus of cattle, and various other mammals. [from early 15th c.]
  2. The noise made by deer during sexual excitement.
  3. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote.
Translations Verb

rut (ruts, present participle rutting; past and past participle rutted)

  1. (intransitive) To be in the annual rut or mating season.
  2. (intransitive) To have sexual intercourse.
  3. (transitive, rare) To have sexual intercourse with.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: être en rut
  • German: brunften, brunsten
  • Portuguese: estar em cio
  • Russian: быть в охо́те
  • Spanish: estar en brama, estar en celo
Noun

rut (plural ruts)

  1. A furrow, groove, or track worn in the ground, as from the passage of many wheels along a road. [from 16th c.]
    Synonyms: groove, furrow
  2. (figurative) A fixed routine, procedure, line of conduct, thought or feeling. [from 19th c.]
    Synonyms: routine
  3. (figurative) A dull routine.
    Dull job, no interests, no dates. He's really in a rut.
Translations Translations Verb

rut (ruts, present participle rutting; past and past participle rutted)

  1. (transitive) To make a furrow.
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