root vs rout vs route :

root or rout or route

A root is the part of the plant or tree in the soil.

“The roots of this trees have grown under the sidewalk.”

It can also be used as an adjective for the category or vegetables like carrots, beets, and parsnips: these are root vegetables.

Rout means a disorderly retreat or a disastrous defeat.

“Arsenal didn’t stand a chance against Manchester United. The final score of 6-1 showed that the game was a rout.”

A route is the path you take to get somewhere.

“Google maps shows three different routes from Chicago to Los Angeles.”

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  • n  (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • n  the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    communism's Russian root
  • n  (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  • n  a number that, when multiplied by itself some number of times, equals a given number
  • n  the set of values that give a true statement when substituted into an equation
  • n  someone from whom you are descended (but usually more remote than a grandparent)
  • n  a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  • n  the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
  • v  take root and begin to grow
    this plant roots quickly
  • v  come into existence, originate
    The problem roots in her depression
  • v  plant by the roots
  • v  dig with the snout
    the pig was rooting for truffles
  • v  become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
  • v  cause to take roots

  • n  a disorderly crowd of people
  • n  an overwhelming defeat
  • v  cause to flee
    rout out the fighters from their caves
  • v  dig with the snout
  • v  make a groove in
  • v  defeat disastrously

  • n  an established line of travel or access
  • n  an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
  • v  send documents or materials to appropriate destinations
  • v  send via a specific route
  • v  divert in a specified direction
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    June 13, 2013 - Fremont News-Messenger
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    June 12, 2013 - PRWeb
  • ROOT Sports drops two Montana football games
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    June 12, 2013 - Montana Kaimin

  • SeaWolves hammer Fisher Cats in 16-2 rout
    MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The Erie SeaWolves pounded out 24 hits to rout the New Hampshire Fisher Cats 16-2 tonight at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium.
    June 16, 2013 - Erie Times-News
  • Cardinal wins 16-2 softball rout
    DANVILLE — The Cardinal softball team got its head back above .500 with a 16-2, seven-inning rout of Danville Thursday. The Comets, who improved to 9-8 with the victory, finished the game with a pair of home runs and eight total extra base hits. Lindsey Davis and Lindsay Moore belted the two dingers for Cardinal. Davis also hit a double and had two runs batted in, and Moore finished 2-for-5 ...
    June 14, 2013 - The Fairfield Ledger
  • Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals
    Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals
    June 12, 2013 - WTVY Dothan

  • Get ready Route 22 commuters: Major traffic backups expected as bridge project starts Monday
    Think commuting on Route 22 is tough right now? The commute is about to become even more tedious starting Monday when set-up work begins for a two-year project to rehabilitate the Easton-Phillipsburg Route 22 Toll Bridge. The set-up work is scheduled to begin 2 a.m. Monday, enabling work crews to establish a single-lane driving pattern along Route 22 eastbound prior to that morning's peak ...
    June 15, 2013 - WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
  • Route 2 shut down as crews battled a fire in Follansbee
    Route 2 in Follansbee had to be shut down for a short period while crews battled a fire on Main Street. 911 dispatchers in Brooke County said it was an abandoned structure that was on fire. When crews arrived, the fire was in the upstairs portion of the building. Follansbee and Hooverson Heights fire departments fought the flames. No injuries were reported. Right now, it is unclear what may have ...
    June 15, 2013 - WTOV 9 Steubenville
  • Route 66 Motor Speedway
    Location: Route 66 Motor Speedway is on South Lakeside Drive (Southeast Loop 335), 1 miles south of East Interstate 40. Gates Open: 6 p.m. Saturday. Green Flag: 7 p.
    June 15, 2013 - Amarillo Globe-News