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Definition of Rut

Rut

  1. Sexual desire or oestrus of deer, cattle, and various other mammals; heat; also, the period during which the oestrus exists.
  2. Roaring, as of waves breaking upon the shore; rote. See Rote.
  3. To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.
  4. To cover in copulation.
  5. A track worn by a wheel or by habitual passage of anything; a groove in which anything runs. Also used figuratively.
  6. To make a rut or ruts in; -- chiefly used as a past participle or a participial adj.; as, a rutted road.

Rut Quotations

The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
John Dewey

Every year I try to grow as a player and not get stuck in a rut. I try to improve my game in every way possible. But that trait is not something I've worked on, it's part of me.
Lionel Messi

Good intentions never change anything. They only become a deeper and deeper rut.
Joyce Meyer

Those movies sure got me into a rut.
Elvis Presley

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave - with both ends kicked out.
Vance Havner
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Rut Translations

rut in German is Wagenspur
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