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rout -- as in: the team was routed
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
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  • Any allusion made to his father by a fellow or by a master put his calm to rout in a moment.
  • Bodily unrest and chill and weariness beset him, routing his thoughts.
  • At the same moment he thought he saw a likeness between his father's mind and that of this smiling well-dressed priest: and he was aware of some desecration of the priest's office or of the vestry itself whose silence was now routed by loud talk and joking and its air pungent with the smells of the gas-jets and the grease.
  • Rude brutal anger routed the last lingering instant of ecstasy from his soul.

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

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