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prō-rŭo , rŭi, rŭtum, 3, v. a. and n.
I. Act., to cast or tear down in front, to pull down, throw down, hurl to the ground, overthrow, overturn, demolish (class.): “his (munitionibus) prorutis,Caes. B. G. 3, 26: “vallo proruto, jam in castra proclium intulerat,Liv. 4, 29; Curt. 4, 13, 26; “columnam,Hor. C. 1, 35, 14: “Albam a fundamentis,to raze to the ground, Liv. 26, 13: “vallum in fossas,id. 9, 14; 9, 37: “terrae motus montes,id. 22, 5: “terrae motibus prorutae domus,thrown down, Tac. A. 12, 43: “prorutae arbores,id. ib. 2, 17: “proruere ac profligare hostem,to overthrow, id. H. 3, 22.—With se, to rush out, hurry forth (poet.): “foras simul omnes proruunt se,Ter. Eun. 3, 5, 51: “prorutus tumulo cinis,Sen. Troad. 648.—
II. Neutr.
A. To rush forth, to rush or fall upon an enemy: ex parte, quā (dextrum cornu) proruebat, Caes. B. C. 3, 69: “proruere in hostem,Curt. 4, 16, 6; cf. Gell. 1, 11, 2.—
B. To tumble down (post-Aug.): “motu terrae oppidum proruit,Tac. A. 15, 22.
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