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noun as in groove, indentation

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Hunting during the elk rut is a uniquely powerful experience.

“People tend to get into negative ruts, and frankly, depression and anxiety,” Park says.

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Hydraulic shock absorbers provide up to two feet of travel, letting this beast absorb the impact of everything from small ruts to basketball-size rocks.

The following week, my partner and I spent two days driving technical backcountry roads marked with washboards, rock gardens, and giant ruts.

If you travel lots of rutted up trails, this wider profile will often help keep your wheels from slipping fully into ruts, and keep you from getting stuck as easily.

Some bison die during the violence of the rut in August; there is intense competition by bears for these rare summer carcasses.

Your chef is stuck in a creative rut, churning out lackluster food in a lackluster—albeit popular—restaurant.

Have you ever fallen into a similar creative rut where you needed to be reinvigorated?

It's no secret that the industry is stuck in a bit of a rut.

I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.

They had been in a rut long enough, and they laughed at the Colonel's formula, which nearly every child knew by heart.

Lamb said to himself, "That dope goes around in a rut and I'll get in one too just following him and then I will get sore."

He soon has his whip in hand again and now he is hauling his team of six, the six big carthorses of his dreams, out of that rut.

The simplest thing is for me to throw up the job and let the Short Line drop back into the old rut.


On this page you'll find 59 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to rut, such as: furrow, gouge, hollow, pothole, rabbet, and score.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.