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Rout out   /raʊt aʊt/   Listen
Rout out

verb
1.
Get or find by searching.  Synonym: rout up.
2.
Force or drive out.  Synonyms: drive out, force out, rouse.
3.
Cause to flee.  Synonyms: expel, rout.






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"Rout out" Quotes from Famous Books



... "illustrious prince," de Bury hunts his quarry in the narrow ways of Paris, and captures "inestimable books" by freely opening his purse, the coins of which are, to his mind, "mud and sand" compared with the treasures he gets. He blesses the friars and protects them, and they rout out books from the "universities and high schools of various provinces"; but how, whether rightfully or wrongfully, we do not know. He "does not disdain," he tells us—in truth, he is surely overjoyed—to visit "their libraries and any other repositories of books"; nay, there he finds heaped ...
— Old English Libraries, The Making, Collection, and Use of Books • Ernest A. Savage

... knew that deep in their hearts the ——th respected and believed in him, even when they growled at garrison exactions which seemed uncalled for. The infantry officers knew less of him as a sterling campaigner, and were not so well pleased with his discipline. It was all right for him to "rout out" every mother's son in the cavalry at reveille, because all the cavalry officers had to go to stables soon afterwards,—that was all they were fit for,—but what on earth was the use of getting them—the infantry—out of their ...
— The Deserter • Charles King



Words linked to "Rout out" :   get the better of, search, smoke out, turn back, run off, move, drive away, find, displace, look, overcome, hunt, dispel, regain, chase away, drive off, defeat



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