root

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈruːt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/rut, rʊt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(ro̅o̅t, rŏŏt)


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root

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. the roots of a [tree, plant]
  2. the [tree's] roots
  3. determine the age from its roots
  4. don't disturb the roots when [moving, replanting]
  5. my roots [are, lie] in [England]
  6. she has [Japanese] roots
  7. [trace, sketch, know, discover] your family roots
  8. decided to [return, go back] to her roots
  9. [damaged, burned] the roots of his hair
  10. need to color the roots of my hair
  11. [two] is the square root of [four]
  12. [learn, teach, study] square roots
  13. lies at the root of the [cause, problem, situation]
  14. is the root of all our [efforts, work]
  15. is the root of all [evil, danger, turmoil]
  16. [the plants, his ideas] have taken root
  17. root out [crime, corruption, inefficiency]
  18. root out [weeds, truffles]
  19. he was rooted to the spot
  20. rooting for [you, the team, a win]
  21. root around in the [field, drawers, farm]
  22. root up [potatoes, a tree]
  23. root [potatoes] up
n as adj
  1. [look into, investigate, discover] the root cause
  2. the root [node, directory, folder]
  3. enter your root password
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