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rout -- as in: the team was routed
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Fragments of triumphant phrases pushed themselves through the din: 'Vast strategic manoeuvre — perfect co-ordination — utter rout — half a million prisoners — complete demoralization — control of the whole of Africa — bring the war within measurable distance of its end victory — greatest victory in human history — victory, victory, victory!'

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  • We routed the other team.
  • The military force was routed, but regrouped in the high mountains.

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