1) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu in a N (disapproval) If you say that someone is in a rut, you disapprove of the fact that they have become fixed in their way of thinking and doing things, and find it difficult to change. You can also say that someone's life or career is in a rut.

I don't like being in a rut - I like to keep moving on...

Many over 30s feel stuck in a financial rut.

2) N-COUNT: oft N in n A rut is a deep, narrow mark made in the ground by the wheels of a vehicle.

Our driver slowed up as we approached the ruts in the road.

...the deep ruts left by the trucks' heavy wheels.

3) N-SING: usu the N, also in N The rut is the period of the year when some animals such as deer are sexually active, and the males fight each other to mate with the females.

...two elks sparring during the autumn rut.

...a stag in rut.

4) See also , rutting

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