What is the meaning of rut?


  • A groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels. )
  • A settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape.
    • usage: "they fell into a conversational rut"
  • Applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity.


  • Be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals.
  • Hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove.
    • usage: "furrow soil"
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