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)


root
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Sense: Noun: underground portion of a plant
Synonyms:
tuber, bulb , stem , rootlet, taproot, fibrous root, radicle, radix, rhizome, rootstock, root system
Sense: Noun: cause or source
Synonyms:
cause , source , heart , origin , cradle , birthplace, seedbed, well , wellspring, spring , fountainhead, fountain , fount, genesis, inception , crux, bottom , nucleus
Sense: Noun: foundation
Synonyms:
foundation , bedrock, cornerstone , keystone, basis , base , groundwork , footing, underpinning
Sense: Verb: give encouragement
Synonyms:
cheer , applaud, clap , spur on, goad on, egg on, encourage
Sense: Verb: poke around or search
Synonyms:
poke around, search , look around, look , nose around, rummage around, rummage, dig through, scour, hunt , forage
Sense: Verb: dig
Synonyms:
dig , dig around, ferret , delve
Sense: Verb: embed
Synonyms:
embed , entrench , implant, fix , lodge , impact , put , stick , anchor , set

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