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Rut(e, Ruit, v.1 Also: ruitt; rutt; root(e; rout; rote. [ME and e.m.E. rote(n (c1200), roote(n (c1325), rout (1591); Rut(e n.]

1. passive. To be rutit, to be firmly fixed or implanted; to be established. a. Of persons, in a mode of behaviour, way of life, etc. b. Of non-material things, in (also at, be) a person or thing. Also without complement. a. Thare … syne, That thai lange tyme ware rutit in; Leg. S. vii 746.
Thi counsalouris … suld be … rutit in meiknes and piete; Irland Mir. I 13/36.
Ȝour fykkil seyd … Rutyt in delyte, welth, and fude delicate; Doug. iv Prol. 9.
Be ye rutit and biggit abone in him [sc. Christ], and confermit in the beleue; Nisbet Coll. ii 7.
Wa worth the wickit wyfe, Rutit in sturt and stryfe; Rolland Seven S. 10737.
b. (1) For scarsnes in ȝow … sa rutit is That [etc.]; Alex. ii 6655.
The twa thingis that oure lif is rutit in … are naturale humedite and proporcionabile heit thar to; Irland Mir. I 65/20.
The rancour is so ruttit at thair hart; Stewart 17066.
The natural loue of ȝour natiue cuntre suld be inseperablye rutit in ȝour hartis; Compl. 72/27.
Rychtest in my remmembrance That rose is rutit grene; Tayis Bank 80.
It is tinsel baith of their bodies and soulis, gif God's Word be not ruted in them; 1567 Jurid. Rev. XIV 370.
The prydefull luking of my eine, Lat nocht be rutit in my hart; G. Ball. 74.
Say weill is rutit be man sum deill Bot do weill only to God dois appeill; Bann. MS 83a/5.
(2) Quhen heresie deiper was ruted; Dalr. II 290/13.

c. To be settled in a place. Quhen thir Saxones war rutit in the land; a1540 Misc. Bann. C. III 40.

2. intr. To become established. Sum wyce will rut and haf repar; Ratis R. 149.
Vertu thairin will nouther rute nor ground; Contempl. Sinn. 294 (Arund.).
With roustie rancour that ruttis of the hart; Stewart 6345.
That rycht and reasoun in thy realme may rute; Scott i 111.

3. tr. To establish or implant (a quality, way of life, etc.) in (into) a person. Herfore he that will be ane werray noble, stable & rute in his hert thir xij wertuis and excers thaim daly; Porteous Noblenes 172/19 (Asl.).
Be … daily cumpany of thaim [sc. Englishmen], we began to rute thair langage and superflew maneris in oure breistis; Bell. Boece I lx.
To festne and to rute it [sc. religion] into the hartes of wandireres by the way; Dalr. I 210/6.

b. To settle (a person) in a habit or way of life. For it fosteris and rutis tham in thar vice; Bernardus 226.
I think it is ane gret sin to rut thy pepill into sic vennomus maneris; Bell. Boece II 504.

c. To establish firmly or permanently (a feeling) for (towart) another person. The mony gret actis ȝe have done for the weil of ws … quhilkis … as we grow in aige cummis till our remembrance, confermand and ruttand towart ȝou our hertlie [lufe and] kindnes; 1529 St. P. Henry VIII IV 570.

4. To remove (a person or thing) from (out of, furth of, fra) a place or person by force, violence or strong effort. (1) Luke to the lint … Ȝone is the thing … that we, Quhill it wes seid, suld rute furth off the eird; Henr. Fab. 1795.
Thay sall us rute from the ground; G. Ball. 104.
I am in dout geue ȝour estait sall stand, Bot sone be rutit fra this realme, I feir; 1573 Sempill Sat. P. xxxix 305.
This gowerment and autorietie … salbe ruttit frome zow; Pitsc. II 115/24.
Partlie ruteng the Pelagiane hæresie out of thair hartes; Dalr. I 210/18.
Thinkis to rutt thame out of Annerdeill; Chron. Kings 148.
We wilbe alse qwyte ruited furthe of this kingdome; 1641 Bk. Carlaverock II 138.
(2) Quha … dois blaspheme the kynde … sall rutit be furth of memoriall; G. Ball. 97.
Mair, it had bene goode for the commone weill of Scottland that the earle … had bene rootted out of memorie; Pitsc. I 85/25.

5. To rute out (also, up, furth) (a person or community, or a material or non-material thing), to remove completely; to eradicate, wipe out. Also const. from, furth of (a place); also, out off memory. (1) Assentaris to ydolatrie … frome thare realmes wer rutit oute; Lynd. Complaynt 431.
Vntyll that ȝe be rutit oute, This sall nocht faill, withouttin doute; Lauder Off. Kings 481.
Inglis prelatis … For thair abuse ar rutit out; G. Ball. 182.
To rut out one pestiferous clan; 1614 Denmylne MSS in
Highland P. III 162.
(b) For this cause, the auctouris of hæresie ar nocht haistelie be God ruitit out; Winȝet II 53/1.
I sall be cairfull to ruit out all heretykis and enemyis to the trew wirschip of God; 1567 Anderson Collect. Mary II 248.
All ȝour enemeis rudely ruit out; 1567 Sat. P. vi 60.
And neuer leif thame [sc. traitors] till thay be ruitit out; 1570 Ib. xiii 88.
That his majestie may be graciouslye moved not to ȝield to my vnfreindis, to ruit me and my whole race out; 1615 Denmylne MSS in
Highland P. III 263.
How to ruitt out this hous of Bargany out off memory; Hist. Kennedy 22.
(c) Take hede that the Lorde roote thee not out; 1554 Knox III 257 title page.
(d) As Jeroboam [etc.] … wer roted oute; 1585 Reg. Privy C. IV 40.
(2) To rute out supersticious and pestilent Papistrie; 1563 Ferg. Answer in
Tracts 12.
To rute out, distroy, and allutirlie subvert all monumentis of ydolatre; 1567 Reg. Privy C. I 536.
The spreit of God … is nevir … clene rutit out bot by death; a1581 Misc. Wodrow Soc. 296.
Of purpois thairby to haif extirpat and ruteit out the name of barbaritie furth of thais pairtis; 1613 Crim. Trials III 245.
The king's majestie has promised to root out that toune; 1619 Misc. Bann. C. I 211.
(3) All professouris of Christis evangle, whome thei terme Lutherianes, Hugonotes, and Calvenistis, salbe routed vp; Bann. Memor. 273.
(4) Thay suld distroyit be And rutit furth clene out of memorie; 1570 Sat. P. xiii 21.

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