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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of rut.
  • adjective of a road, etc. Marked or grooved with ruts.

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  • adjective full of ruts


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From rut +‎ -ed.


  • I drove 75 miles through 6 to 8 inches of unplowed snow - the kind of rutted snow that can throw you into a skid very quickly.

    Glenwood Springs Post Independent - Top Stories

  • We followed rutted tracks and grassy walks across Clee Liberty to a plateau jutting westward.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • The truck lurched, and they bumped and heaved like they were on a deeply rutted road.

    Crimson Wind

  • Skirting round the rutted concrete circuit, the path continued beyond the airstrip.

    Country diary: Tempsford, Bedfordshire

  • Many came, blustering, promising, drinking heavily and falling in the pre-rutted lanes.

    The Soul of Yeats « Unknowing

  • Andrew Sanocki A gaucho herding cattle The trip required two flights from Temuco, a city about halfway down the length of the country, and a long drive on a rutted highway, past shrub-filled valleys and craggy mountain ranges.

    So Far, So Good

  • Most roads are of rutted dirt and impassable when it rains.

    South Sudan Seeks Statehood, Leaders

  • Over the next few years you might have spotted him if you looked real hard from your window seat on the trains leaving or coming throughHanover, somewhere on the hills above the train tracks ducking in and out of the rutted rocks and natural grown inlets, a blur of curly reddish hair, thick mangled beard, and hiking boots as you sped down the track headed for your destination.

    Curly’s Fiddle

  • The roads are rutted, often marked by open sewers, and pass by homes surrounded by walls topped with barbed wire or embedded shards of glass to repel intruders.

    Richard North Patterson discusses Eclipse

  • The Big Red MUV climbs rutted off-camber hills really well and the suspension is plush enough to be comfortable when exploring mountain trails or cruising through the desert, but definitely not designed for hitting rain ruts or whoops at speed.

    Quad 2009 ATV Buyers Guide


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