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rout
as in:  the team was routed


We routed the other team.
  an overwhelming defeat; or a disorderly retreat
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  • We routed the other team.
  • The military force was routed, but regrouped in the high mountains.
  • They understand nothing about warfare, they simply go on and let themselves be shot down. A single flyer routed two companies of them for a joke, just as they came fresh from the train—before they had ever heard of such a thing as cover.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • But they, if they meet and defeat a part of our army, are as proud as if they had routed us all, and when defeated they pretend to have been vanquished by us all.
    Thucydides  --  Pericles’s Funeral Oration

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  • Like many of the other houses in Deering Highlands, the property has been boarded up and fenced off ever since the great rout that emptied the area, but Alex shows us a way to sneak in through a loosened plank covering one of the first-floor windows.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Delirium
  • Michael is said to have routed armies.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • It was a complete rout.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • By noon or shortly thereafter the rout was over, the day lost for the Americans.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The lords of the Trident have been put to rout.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Game of Thrones
  • His fleet was burned, his army routed.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords

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  • Her son had won two great victories, smashing Jaime Lannister in the Whispering Wood and routing his leaderless host outside the walls of Riverrun in the Battle of the Camps, but from the way some of his bannermen spoke of him, he might have been Aegon the Conqueror reborn.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Clash of Kings
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