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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

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

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

Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive.
Edith Wharton

Those movies sure got me into a rut.
Elvis Presley

The only difference between a rut and a grave are the dimensions.
Ellen Glasgow
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Rut Translations

rut in German is Wagenspur

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