- 1A long deep track made by the repeated passage of the wheels of vehicles: a stretch of road made impassable by ruts, holes, or waterloggingMás ejemplos en oraciones
- This resulted in deep ruts and heavy vehicle tyre tracks leaving it looking like a ploughed field.
- Trees have been removed and deep wheel ruts can be seen among the overgrown weeds.
- It was winter and the delta was full when they found themselves on the notorious Swamp Road, a 25 km sticky, muddy and unpredictable mess of tracks and axle deep ruts.
- 2A habit or pattern of behaviour that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change: the EC was stuck in a rut and was losing its directionMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Some people in the chattering classes have characterised it as dull and in a rut but that is far from the truth.
- I knew I had it in me to try harder but we were both stuck in a rut and using drugs.
- At senior level, permanent staff who feel stuck in a rut often enter the contract market looking for a change in their job role and a better quality of life.
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- Support for a total ban is almost universal among walkers, who have watched the green lanes deteriorate into muddy rutted tracks and blame irresponsible recreational vehicle users.
- Neglected for several years, their two hundred meter gravel driveway had washed out to a rutted track that endangered the undercarriage of everything but the four-wheel drive they don't own.
- Along rutted tracks winding between failed maize crops, one person after another held up open-fingered palms and said ‘chinja’ or change, the slogan of the opposition.
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- The dust on the rutty overgrown road turned to muddy deep puddles as the rain set in and, on evenings when the skies cleared a little, killdeer and nighthawks could be heard once more.
- The more we drive in the same rutty tracks, the deeper the ruts become and the more difficult it is to respond to situations or live our lives in a fresh and open way.
- Wagons repeatedly broke down on the rutty roads, and men as well as horses were exhausted by the hardships of travel over the long distances.
late 16th century: probably from Old French rute (see route).
- An annual period of sexual activity in deer and some other mammals, during which the males fight each other for access to the females: a moose in rutMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Kidney mass thus increases in males from the stressful rut period in early winter to the summer months.
- Her father had often warned her to stay clear of male animals in rut, for they were dangerous.
- Guarding males are thought to forage less during the rut than do nonguarding males, possibly leading to greater fitness costs.
verbo (ruts, rutted, rutting)[no object] (often as adjective rutting) Volver al principio
- (Of a deer or other mammal) engage in the rut: a rutting stagMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Figure 3 shows mass change for bighorn rams 1 year and older in relation to the proportion of time spent in rutting activities during the rut from 2000-2002.
- The sparring between bulls during rutting season can be extremely violent.
- With only a couple of exceptions, rutting activity is finished or nearly so.
late Middle English: from Old French, from Latin rugitus, from rugire 'to roar'.