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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In the distance, Ybreska saw a vehicle approaching, throwing up huge dust-clouds as it bumped along the rutted track.
▪ Then the light had crept forward, down the rutted track that led to nowhere but their house.
▪ Half an hour later he reached the rutted track and began to struggle up on his bike.
▪ Finally, Rory turned off a minor road on to a rutted track between high, uncut hedges.
▪ Inverloss lay back from the road, reached by a rutted track and sheltered by a stand of ancient beeches and oaks.
▪ In seconds, or so it seemed, the Glory was mounting the rutted track up to Monument Hill.
▪ A hundred yards further on he turned left again, striding down the rutted track that led to Johnny Boyle's house.
▪ As they accelerated over the rutted track and down towards the road, Stephen felt a leap and surge of exhilaration.
▪ After the snow melted, the roads were rutted and muddy.
▪ In the distance, Ybreska saw a vehicle approaching, throwing up huge dust-clouds as it bumped along the rutted track.
▪ Jack went down a rutted, muddy track to a low stone-built wall behind which was a ploughed field.
▪ The Chaika pulled into a rutted cart-track and stopped.
▪ The road is rutted mud, with potholes like emptied boils.
▪ Then the light had crept forward, down the rutted track that led to nowhere but their house.
▪ Then we were crossing a rutted rock pavement, a trig point incongruously ahead.
▪ They were now walking along a narrow lane that was no more than a rutted cart-track.
▪ This family lived between two farms up a narrow, deeply rutted country lane.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Rut \Rut\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rutted; p. pr. & vb. n. Rutting.] To have a strong sexual impulse at the reproductive period; -- said of deer, cattle, etc.

  1. (context of a road etc English) Marked or grooved with ruts. v

  2. (en-pastrut)

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

  2. a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape; "they fell into a conversational rut" [syn: groove]

  3. applies to nonhuman mammals: a state or period of heightened sexual arousal and activity [syn: estrus, oestrus, heat] [ant: anestrus]

  4. [also: rutting, rutted]


adj. full of ruts; "rutty farm roads" [syn: rutty]

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

  2. hollow out in the form of a furrow or groove; "furrow soil" [syn: furrow, groove]

  3. [also: rutting, rutted]


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Usage examples of "rutted".

He took three wrong turnings, the third into a winding country road that crossed and recrossed a river, only to deteriorate to a boreen and then end in a rutted field.

Although the road north and a rutted track leading west remained clear, a barricade made up of handcarts, a wagon, and felled logs had been thrown up across the road where it continued southward.

The Expedition jounced and jumped along rutted ground beneath black trees, Hickey sitting stiff behind the wheel.

Seconds after he intersected the rutted tracks, he heard footsteps running toward him, coins jangling in a pocket.

The rutted track disappeared, leaving nothing but native totara and karaka and a narrow track leading up to the clearing at the summit.

It is a chaotic arrangement of mean huts, wooden skillings, slaughter yards, knackeries, cow pens, leather tanners, open sewers, broken fences, rutted streets, one-shilling hells and taverns, all crawling with rats and mangy cats.

Americans, and all the million casual moments of their lives, with Bascom blazing at them from a dozen pulpits, Bascom, tortured by love and madness, walking the streets of the nation, stumping the rutted roads, muttering through darkness with clasped bony hands, a gaunt and twisted figure reeling across the continent below immense and cruel skies.

Carter also went ashore, and looked curiously upon the rutted streets where wooden ox carts lumbered and feverish merchants cried their wares vacuously in the bazaars.

It was with quickened speed that he trudged on toward the village, over a rutted dirt road.

Was it not enough that you rutted on the belly of my wife, and saddled me with your bastard?

The blue van bumped and weaved over the rutted lanes, passing the dismal shebeens and whorehouses, and then crossed the invisible line from the old into the new section that the same civil servant would describe as comfortable modem bungalows.

A rutted lane ran toward it, between hawthorn hedges twined with dog-roses.

Inside these ugly, unaccommodating hutches, man and domestic beast -- goat, ox, pig, dog -- stake equal squatting rights to the smoky and disordered hearths, although the dogs often grow rabid and rush frothing through the rutted streets like streams in spate.

Paralleling and occasionally crossing the river was a rutted, muddy trail that connected Uva and Garrett and the few smaller cow towns in between, and slowly churning westward along it was a Special Pontiac closed wagon, pulled by two Jenny Lind-bridled Morgans.

They were in the forest now, pushing through a tangled mass of manzanita, following a tiny path which nevertheless was rutted deep with footprints.