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      n  
1    a groove or furrow in a soft road, caused by wheels  
2    any deep mark, hole, or groove  
3    a narrow or predictable way of life, set of attitudes, etc.; dreary or undeviating routine (esp. in the phrase in a rut)  
      vb   , ruts, rutting, rutted  
4    tr   to make a rut or ruts in  
     (C16: probably from French route road)  
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rut          [2]  
      n  
1    a recurrent period of sexual excitement and reproductive activity in certain male ruminants, such as the deer, that corresponds to the period of oestrus in females  
2       another name for       oestrus  
      vb   , ruts, rutting, rutted  
3    intr   (of male ruminants) to be in a period of sexual excitement and activity  
     (C15: from Old French rut noise, roar, from Latin rugitus, from rugire to roar)  

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rut

  

      n  
1    furrow, gouge, groove, indentation, pothole, score, track, trough, wheelmark  
2    dead end, groove, habit, humdrum existence, pattern, routine, system  
      vb  
3    cut, furrow, gouge, groove, hole, indent, mark, score  

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Ruth, runt, rust, rout

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