on the way: The plane crashed en route from Cairo to Athens.
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How to use en route in a sentence
They won’t immunize a significant part of the population for months, but just knowing they’re en route prompts companies to start planning for an upturn.
Did the airline file a flight plan that took account of the weather en route from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore?Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501 | Clive Irving | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Two hostages died en route to the hospital, while police said they killed gunman Man Haron Monis.
One hostage died en route, the Journal reported, while the other died on the operating table.
The small base was a way station for U.S. troops en route to the Korengal.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley | Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman | November 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
It took home the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance en route to four Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.Life After ‘Winter’s Bone’: Debra Granik on Finding J. Law and the Plight of the Female Director | Marlow Stern | October 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He would give them money to return to their lines and for petty expenses en route.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
At last, rather tired by my long day, made my way back, stopping at Birdie's dugout en route.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I | Ian Hamilton
And an escort of State Troopers were en route to take him over to the real clink at the county seat.
He reached Springfield in safety and there joined a wagon train en route for Rolla, guarded by a detachment of fifty cavalry.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
He did not know where he was going, but expected to pick up information on that question en route.Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
British Dictionary definitions for en route
on or along the way; on the road
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Other Idioms and Phrases with en route
On or along the way, as in We'll pick up Dan en route to the restaurant, or We can finish our discussion en route. This French term was adopted into English in the late 1700s.
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