Synonyms of rout in English:

rout


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noun

1‘the army's offensive turned into an ignominious rout’

SYNONYMS
disorderly retreat, retreat, flight, headlong flight

2‘Newcastle scored 13 tries in the 76–4 rout’

SYNONYMS
crushing defeat, overwhelming defeat, defeat, trouncing, annihilation
debacle, fiasco
informal licking, hammering, clobbering, thrashing, pasting, drubbing, hiding, caning, demolition, going-over, pounding, massacre
North American informal shellacking
ANTONYMS

victory


verb

1‘his army was routed at the Battle of Milvian Bridge’

SYNONYMS
put to flight, put to rout, drive off, dispel, scatter
defeat, beat, conquer, vanquish, crush, overpower, overwhelm, overthrow, subjugate

2‘the German star routed the defending champion’

SYNONYMS
beat hollow, trounce, defeat utterly, annihilate, triumph over, win a resounding victory over, be victorious over, best, get the better of, worst, bring someone to their knees
informal lick, hammer, clobber, thrash, paste, pound, pulverize, crucify, demolish, destroy, drub, give someone a drubbing, cane, wipe the floor with, walk all over, give someone a hiding, take to the cleaners, blow out of the water, make mincemeat of, murder, massacre, slaughter, flatten, turn inside out, tank
British informal stuff, marmalize
North American informal blow out, cream, shellac, skunk, slam
US informal own
ANTONYMS

lose