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Definition of 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

People are incapable of stereotyping you; you stereotype yourself because you're the one who accepts roles that put you in this rut or in this stereotype.
Eva Mendes

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

When you don't feel healthy, stop the excuses and do something. Just go outside, walk, breathe. Life's too short to fall into a rut. You are in charge of you - treat yourself well, and it'll show.
Jessica Stroup

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

I tend to do something for two years then move on to something new. Yoga, then biking, then weight lifting, then back to biking. The moment it feels like a rut, I switch and search for a new love. It's like having a midlife crisis, but without the new wife or cheesy BMW.
Brad Meltzer
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Rut Translations

rut in German is Wagenspur
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