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Defeat decisively (4)

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'defeat decisively' is the definition.
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This is all the clue.

(Other definitions for rout that I've seen before include "clobber" , "Rowdy mob" , "Overwhelming defeat or disorderly retreat" , "Debacle" , "Whitewash" .)

I've seen this clue in the Newsday, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Penny Press.
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