rut

(noun, verb)

noun

1. a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)

Definition categories: shape, channel, groove

2. a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape

- they fell into a conversational rut

Similar word(s): groove

Definition categories: act, routine

3. applies to nonhuman mammals: a period of heightened sexual arousal and activity

Similar word(s): estrus, heat, oestrus

Definition categories: state

Sentences with rut as a noun:

- Dull job, no interests, no dates. He's really in a rut.

verb

1. be in a state of sexual excitement; of male mammals

Definition categories: stative, be

2. hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove

Similar word(s): furrow, groove

Definition categories: contact, delve, dig