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noun British English pronunciation: rut /rʌt/ 
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singularrut
pluralruts
  1. 1
    [countable] [usually singular] a situation that is boring and difficult to change
    be (stuck) in a rut:

    If you're in a rut, change jobs.

  2. 2
    [countable] a deep narrow mark in the ground made by a wheel

    I had to walk in frozen ruts in the snow.

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