go the route


[root, rout]
a course, way, or road for passage or travel: What's the shortest route to Boston?
a customary or regular line of passage or travel: a ship on the North Atlantic route.
a specific itinerary, round, or number of stops regularly visited by a person in the performance of his or her work or duty: a newspaper route; a mail carrier's route.
verb (used with object), routed, routing.
to fix the route of: to route a tour.
to send or forward by a particular route: to route mail to its proper destination.
go the route, Informal.
to see something through to completion: It was a tough assignment, but he went the route.
Baseball. to pitch the complete game: The heat and humidity were intolerable, but the pitcher managed to go the route.

1175–1225; Middle English: way, course < Old French < Latin rupta (via) broken (road), feminine past participle of rumpere to break; cf. rout1

misroute, verb (used with object), misrouted, misrouting.
preroute, verb (used with object), prerouted, prerouting.
reroute, verb, rerouted, rerouting.

root, rout, route.

3. beat, circuit.
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route (ruːt)
1.  the choice of roads taken to get to a place
2.  a regular journey travelled
3.  (US) (capital) a main road between cities: Route 66
4.  mountaineering the direction or course taken by a climb
5.  med the means by which a drug or agent is administered or enters the body, such as by mouth or by injection: oral route
vb , routes, routing, routeing, routed
6.  to plan the route of; send by a particular route
usage  When forming the present participle or verbal noun from the verb to route it is preferable to retain the e in order to distinguish the word from routing, the present participle or verbal noun from rout1, to defeat or rout², to dig, rummage: the routeing of buses from the city centre to the suburbs. The spelling routing in this sense is, however, sometimes encountered, esp in American English

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Word Origin & History

early 13c., from O.Fr. rute "road, way, path," from L. rupta (via) "(a road) opened by force," from rupta, fem. pp. of rumpere "to break" (see rupture). Sense of "fixed or regular course for carrying things" (cf. mail route) is 1792, an extension of the meaning "customary
path of animals" (early 15c.).
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