en route

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French en route, from en (in) + route (route).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɒn ɹu(ː)t/, /ɑ(ː)n ɹu(ː)t/, /ɛn ɹu(ː)t/, /ɑ̃ ɹu(ː)t/

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en route

  1. on the way
    The shipment is en route to the buyer.
    • 2021 July 6, Phil McNulty, “Italy beat Spain on penalties: 'Pure theatre as Italy present formidable obstacle in final'”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Italy's potential opponents in Sunday's final might hope this game has taken a lot out of Mancini's men but you would not bank on it from a side who have simply got better and better, now adding Spain to Belgium as they claim victims of the highest class en route to the showpiece.
  2. along the way
    The army advanced, capturing several cities en route.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɑ̃ ʁut/
  • (file)

Prepositional phrase[edit]

en route

  1. on the way, on one's way, en route
    être en routeto be on the way
    se mettre en routeto set off, to set oneself on the way

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