Labour was routed, but there were fewer Tory unexpected wins than there were Tory disappointments.
The condensate is then supposed to be routed into the pipeline system that delivers the crude to the nearby refinery.
Instead, he decided to take the rod against Sunni groups, like the Anbar Awakening councils that routed al Qaeda in Iraq in 2007.
The Taliban and AQ leadership were routed, on the run to Pakistan.
It was taken off line, and power from another generator off site was routed through to make the system fully operational.
Before midnight we were routed out, with orders to harness our teams and march.
He closed them slowly for a moment, as if to collect his routed thoughts.
Their armies were routed by the Sabines at Eretum, and in Algidum by the Æquans.
When she did realize what that thought meant, it had been too long with her to be routed.
Two of my neighbours were routed out a little after midnight, and got away within the hour.
1590s, "disorderly retreat following a defeat," from Middle French route "disorderly flight of troops," literally "a breaking off, rupture," from Vulgar Latin rupta "a dispersed group," literally "a broken group," from noun use of Latin rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)).
The archaic English noun rout "group of persons, assemblage," is the same word, from Anglo-French rute, Old French route "host, troop, crowd," from Vulgar Latin rupta "a dispersed group," here with sense of "a division, a detachment." It first came to English meaning "group of soldiers" (early 13c.), also "gang of outlaws or rioters, mob" (c.1300) before the more general sense developed 14c. Also as a legal term. Cf. rout-cake (1807), one baked for use at a reception.
"drive into disordered flight by defeat," c.1600, from rout (n.). Related: Routed; routing.
early 13c., from Old French rute "road, way, path" (12c.), from Latin rupta (via) "(a road) opened by force," from rupta, fem. past participle of rumpere "to break" (see rupture (n.)). 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.).
1890, from route (n.). Related: Routed; routing.