v. to put to flight to assemble in a company
sb. a rout, overthrow, troop, throng, companyVariants: rout, rowtes, pl. rute, a route, rut, way, path Phr.: by rote, by roote Etymology: Anglo-French route, rute, a band of men, a way Old French rote; Late Latin rupta, a broken mass of flying men, a defeat, a company in broken ranks, a disorderly array, a way broken through a country.