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Another word for rut

  1. A habitual, laborious, often tiresome course of action

      1. The spiral track cut into a phonograph record for the stylus to follow.
      2. A habitual way of doing something; settled routine
      3. (Slang) A settled routine:
      1. (Informal) A student who studies very hard
      2. Long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery
      3. (Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study:
      1. Any monotonous round of duties, work, etc. in which one seems to make no progress
      2. A kind of mill wheel turned by the weight of persons treading steps arranged around its circumference: formerly used as an instrument of prison discipline
      3. A monotonous routine or set of tasks.
      1. The practice of such activities or procedures:
      2. A scripted piece of entertainment, especially in a nightclub or theater:
      3. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
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  2. A regular period of sexual excitement in female mammals

      1. Any of the four arbitrary divisions of the year, characterized chiefly by differences in temperature, precipitation, amount of daylight, and plant growth; spring, summer, fall (or autumn), or winter
      2. A suitable, natural, or convenient time:
      3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      1. The most intense or active stage:
      2. (Slang) Adverse comments or hostile criticism:
      3. A hot season; a spell of hot weather.
      1. The period of this when the female will accept mating with the male, characterized by changes in the sex organs
      2. The periodic state of sexual excitement in the female of most mammals, excluding humans, that immediately precedes ovulation and during which the female is most receptive to mating; heat.
      3. The periodic sexual excitement of most female placental mammals, corresponding to rut in males; heat
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Another word for rut

  1. A deeply cut track

      1. A deep wrinkle in the skin, as on the forehead.
      2. A rut, groove, or narrow depression:
      3. Anything resembling this, as a deep, narrow rut made by a wheel, a deep wrinkle on the face, etc.
      1. A deep furrow or ditch.
      2. A long, narrow ditch dug by soldiers for cover and concealment, with the removed earth heaped up in front
      3. A deep furrow in the ground, ocean floor, etc.
      1. An indented or concave surface or area.
      2. A small valley between hills or mountains.
      3. A cavity, gap, or space:
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  2. Habitual behavior

      1. (Informal) A mad scramble or intense competitive struggle, as in the business world
      2. A difficult, tiring, often competitive activity or routine.
      3. (Idiomatic, singular only) An activity or situation which is congested with participants and which is hectic or tedious, especially in the context of a busy, modern urban lifestyle.
      1. A stationary exercise machine, typically with speed controls, handles, etc., consisting of a short, wide conveyor belt upon which a person walks or runs
      2. A kind of mill wheel turned by the weight of persons treading steps arranged around its circumference: formerly used as an instrument of prison discipline
      3. A piece of indoor sporting equipment used to allow for the motions of running or walking while staying in one place.
      1. (Informal) A laborious task, routine, or study:
      2. (Slang) A circular movement of the hips made by or as by a striptease dancer
      3. Long, difficult, tedious work or study; drudgery
      1. The act, manner, or amount of using; use:
      2. A particular expression in speech or writing:
      3. The way in which a word, phrase, etc. is used to express a particular idea; customary manner of using the words of a given language in speaking or writing, or an instance of this
      1. Usual practice; habit
      1. A consistent, characteristic form, style, or method, as:
      2. A composite of traits or features characteristic of an individual or a group:
      3. A model or plan used as a guide in making things; set of forms to the shape of which material is cut for assembly into the finished article
      1. A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:
      2. A complete or recurring series, usually ending as it began; cycle; period
      3. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
      1. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
      2. The area covered by such a course, especially by the judge or judges of a court.
      3. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
      1. A course of customary or prescribed actions, duties, or places:
      2. A complete course, succession, or series:
      3. Movement in a circular course or about an axis
      1. The business of a professional person:
      2. The act or process of doing something; performance or action:
      3. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
      1. A set of customary or unchanging and often mechanically performed activities or procedures:
      2. A set of normal procedures, often performed mechanically
      3. A course of action to be followed regularly; a standard procedure
      1. (Sports) A designated route or area on which a race is held:
      2. Development in a particular way; progress:
      3. A complete body of prescribed studies constituting a curriculum:
      1. Characteristic appearance, form, or manner of growth, especially of a plant or crystal:
      2. A thing done often and hence, usually, done easily; practice; custom
      3. A distinctive set of clothing or style of dressing, especially of a religious order.
      1. (Law) Such usage as by common consent and long-established, uniform practice has taken on the force of law
      2. (Law) A common tradition or usage so long established that it has the force or validity of law.
      3. A traditional practice or usual way of doing something followed by a social group or people.