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Currently traveling to someone or something. We're en route to the party and should be there in five minutes. It looks like the package is en route and should arrive today.
To force someone out of or away from some place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rout" and "out." The police commissioner directed the SWAT team to rout out the protestors from their encampment outside city hall. Our soldiers have finally managed to rout the enemy out.
rout out of some place
To force someone out of or away from some place or thing. The police commissioner directed the SWAT team to rout the protestors out of their encampment outside city hall. Our soldiers have finally managed to rout the enemy out the occupied city.
route (someone or something) around (something or some place)
To cause or direct someone or something to travel along a particular path around something or some place, as to bypass or avoid it. There is a sensor in the new grid that can detect problems in the network and route power around them to avoid large-scale outages. Drivers are being routed around the most central part of the city while work is being done to repair the roads.
route (someone or something) to (something or some place)
To send or direct someone or something along a particular path to someone or something else. Our company routes the donated clothes and food to families in need all over the state. Air traffic controllers routed us to Houston after averse weather conditions made it impossible to land in Dallas.
See also: route
rout someone or something out of some placeand rout someone or something out
to remove someone or something from some place by force. The soldiers routed the snipers out of the deserted buildings. They routed out the snipers.
route someone or something around something
to send someone or something on a path that avoids something. The travel agent routed us around the congestion of the big city. Due to the storm, they routed the trains around the fallen bridge.
route something to someone
to send something along a particular path to someone. Try to route this to Walter, who is on a ship at sea. I'll get the name of the ship for you. I will route a copy of the invoice to you.
See also: 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.