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en route

[ahn root, en; French ahn root] /ɑn ˈrut, ɛn; French ɑ̃ ˈrut/
noun
1.
on the way:
The plane crashed en route from Cairo to Athens.
Origin
1770-1780
1770-80; < French
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British Dictionary definitions for en-route

en route

/ɒn ˈruːt; French ɑ̃ rut/
adverb
1.
on or along the way; on the road
Word Origin
C18: from French
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Word Origin and History for en-route
en route
Fr., lit. "on the way," from en- "make, put in" + route (see route).
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Idioms and Phrases with en-route
On or along the way, as in We'll pick up Dan en route to the restaurant, or We can finish our discussion en route. This French term was adopted into English in the late 1700s.
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