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rut
  • noun
    A long deep track made by the repeated passage of the wheels of vehicles. (a stretch of road made impassable by ruts, holes, or waterlogging)
    A habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change. (the EC was stuck in a rut and was losing its direction)
  • noun
    An annual period of sexual activity in deer and some other mammals, during which the males fight each other for access to the females. (a moose in rut)
    verb
    (of a deer or other mammal) engage in the rut. (a rutting stag)

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