Meaning of ROOT in English

ROOT

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

cube root

4 is the cube root of 64

grass roots

We are hoping for full participation at grass roots level.

root beer

root canal

root canal treatment treatment in which a dentist removes a diseased area in the root of a tooth

root crop

root out corruption (= find and stop it )

a new campaign to root out corruption

root vegetable

root vegetables (= vegetables whose roots you eat, such as carrots )

Excellent soups can be made from root vegetables.

roots reggae

square root

The square root of nine is three.

sth is the root of all evil (= something is the main cause of bad things )

Love of money is the root of all evil.

the core/roots/whole of sb’s being

The whole of her being had been taken over by a desire to return to her homeland.

the root cause (= the most basic cause )

People often deal with the symptoms rather than the root cause of a problem.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

deep

But baseball is a sport with deep roots in the past.

It probably never had deep roots in the reason of the generals, the men in the lines, or the people.

The traditional governing class with deep roots in the landed aristocracy was gradually displaced as the Third Reich consolidated its position.

Yet it misses the deep roots of alienation in Western thought.

The approval services have put down particularly deep roots .

I opened it and behind it was a wall of dirt shot through with the deep roots of trees.

fine

The rhizome cutting will produce shoots very quickly, and strong, fine roots will develop.

Propagation is by cuttings which root very freely. Fine white roots develop from the nodes on the stems.

The submerged stems have fine roots growing from the leaf joints or nodes.

Some plants have a prominent main or tap root , from which rows of fine lateral roots grow.

The fine roots develop and establish rapidly.

Pot up cuttings individually as soon as fine white roots and young top growth are visible.

Numerous fine roots grow at the nodes, and therefore propagation is extremely simple.

■ NOUN

canal

I had a throbbing abscess under a large section of bridgework and root canal work was the next day's projected treat.

He got out of bed on Wednesday morning, feeling the same dread he might feel over an impending root canal .

Herbivores have a large root canal in the teeth, which grow continually throughout life.

cause

Such unemployment is labelled classical in the sense that its sole root cause is an excessively high real wage.

Whether caffeine is the root cause of your insomnia or just a contributing factor, your caffeine consumption needs to be addressed.

While the root cause of the catastrophe remains uncertain, there are some pointers for the investigators.

Like retrenching, the technique of restricting behavior betrays a peculiar logic about performance and its root causes .

The main inhibitors to progress, and the root causes of fear, can include: Unrealistic personal goals and expectations.

But such an approach is a classic example of treating symptoms of organizational dysfunction, rather than its root causes .

Determinedly she put her worries and the root cause of her despondency behind her and tried to think more cheerfully.

Naturally, the course of treatment depends on the root cause of the insomnia.

crop

Cereal and root crops are equally vulnerable to rabbit damage.

grass

But even the grass roots of the club are sprouting.

These teams organized in their own communities to help build pro-ERA visibility and momentum at the grass roots .

She also finds strong support among the party's grass roots .

My basic assumption is that votes are won or lost at the grass roots , not in Washington.

Some at the grass roots feared that it was a rejection of traditional Puritan virtues.

The President continued to campaign at the grass roots .

In grass roots politics interest grows mostly through non-party political activities.

system

It may help to build a shallow cone of soil around which to spread the root system evenly.

Upon arriving home, he noticed the sapling still had a pretty good root system on the bottom end.

Early drilled crops have a greater and earlier nutrient demand and their root systems can cope better, he said.

Rootstock: The plant that supplies a root system for a grafted plant.

Well-established clematis plants develop a large root system that takes up a great deal of water.

Unlike most land plants, aquatic plants are not dependent solely on nutrition obtained through the root system .

Plants with a fibrous root system , creating plenty of organic matter, do most to improve the soil structure.

The plants develop a thick rhizome with a dense root system .

tree

A tree root flexed, then was still.

All stones are allowed to become covered with aquatic mosses, and the tree roots are covered with decorative ferns.

A hopelessness swept through her so unexpectedly she gasped as if in pain and grabbed at a tree root to prevent herself falling.

Now it was treacherous with tree roots .

Lastly it is worth noting any usual features like sunken logs, projecting tree roots and big boulders.

Moisture is another factor. Tree roots drink a lot of water, so remember to water what you plant.

As the stragglers passed he noticed a man sitting on a tree root , nursing a bloodstained foot.

Grapevines swag down from overhead, and tree roots are crumbling the bricks.

■ VERB

grow

It was growing from the twin roots of controlled food prices and food subsidies.

The tube-type filter also has less chance of getting tangled in the growing roots of the plants.

Coarser gravel would not need it, but fine gravel is easier for plants to grow their roots through.

A hundred blossoms grew up from the roots , and the fragrance was very sweet.

The eggs of this parasitic worm can wait as long as 16 years for a suitable root to grow nearby.

It will then grow the roots and cling to these.

lie

Consent, which lies at the root of self-determination, should be the conceptual mechanism whereby the right is guaranteed and safeguarded.

Biblical writings, which lie at the root of Western culture, make numerous mention of portents in the heavens.

It is our illusion of separateness which lies at the root of our fears.

We found that two key resource uses and two basic technologies lay at the root of lunar industry.

As we shall find, this distinction lies at the root of Anselm's movements in his last years as archbishop.

Several other causes, according to their findings, often lie at the root of violence against tenants.

That view lies at the root of a government drive against the racist right.

They overlook the human ability to negate, which lies at the root of thinking.

put

I was going to put down roots , achieve something, give meaning to my existence.

It puts down roots 10 feet deep, easily withstanding drought and even frequent fires.

It's home, and the film centre and restaurant are his rather grand way of putting down some roots .

That was before they put me in the root cellar.

New herbaceous perennials planted now will put on plenty of root growth before winter, giving a better display next year.

For Ada, putting down roots opens a new life of discipline and learning.

They might be given no time to put down territorial roots .

In their place, developers are building upscale subdivisions that tend to cater to newcomers less willing to put down roots .

return

What happened was that we returned to our roots .

Now the label is returning to its roots with these concerts.

It was almost immediately clear that, though a rather greying skinhead now, Mr Tebbit had returned to his roots .

Forty-five years later he's returned to his roots , with a retrospective display of his favourite surrealist paintings.

One had to return to grass roots .

Latter-day Cobdenites faced the future by returning to the subversive roots of their creed.

They're trying to return to their roots .

take

Therefore, taking the square root of this measure we get the correlation coefficient; i.e.. 11.

The formal idea of a society of Co-Workers took root gradually.

Even in cases where transplants manage to take root , the results are not always beneficial.

These spores take root in the Night Goblin's flesh and gradually start to change him.

It was then that there took root those family cults and that ethic on which neo-Confucianism is based.

But the curious thing was that the idea had somehow and much against his will taken root in his consciousness.

But once in gear, the collective give and take of a vivisystem takes root and persists.

trace

The Quarter can trace its roots as far back as 1460, when work in precious metals is first recorded in Birmingham.

Nor is the manner in which Mumford traces the historical roots of this development much different from that of Wittfogel.

In a chapter of the book entitled Hebraism and Hellenism he traces the roots of these views.

I can trace your roots back to the thirteenth century or more.

The virus has a structure of relatedness that traces its roots further and further into the past.

The Lechmere chain traces its roots to merchant Abraham Cohen, who opened a harness store that bore his name in 1913.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

lie at the heart/centre/root of sth

As we shall find, this distinction lies at the root of Anselm's movements in his last years as archbishop.

Basic compassion, not just for the old but for the younger generation too, lies at the heart of this idea.

That is the issue which lies at the heart of Mr. Thorpe's case.

That question appears to lie at the heart of the highly publicized battle raging between Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc.

That view lies at the root of a government drive against the racist right.

The creation of a modernised democracy therefore lies at the heart of all our proposals.

They overlook the human ability to negate, which lies at the root of thinking.

We found that two key resource uses and two basic technologies lay at the root of lunar industry.

put forth leaves/shoots/roots etc

Suddenly as they exchanged memories each saw the other putting forth leaves.

the grass roots

a grassroots campaign

The decisions were taken by the party leadership without consulting the grass roots.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cover the roots with plenty of soil.

Low taxation of the rich is the root of the economic problems in this country.

The roots of the wars in the Balkans go back hundreds of years.

The love of money is said to be the root of all evil.

Truffles are parasites that grow on the roots of trees.

We need to get to the root of the problem.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But its roots go back decades.

I doubt whether you can have deep London roots, or Birmingham, or even Stoke-on-Trent roots.

The dozen rich families have intermarried so many times that family trees are tangles of roots.

The long roots of Water Lettuce provide shelter for fish and fry.

The word bond comes from the same root as bind, for the corporation binds it-self to make the specified payments.

They usually have well developed roots and fragile stems with which to resist the pressure of the current.

II. verb

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■ ADVERB

around

He rooted around in his coat pocket until he found the address that Tony Jones had given him.

He roots around in a deep drawer and comes out with a bright, brand-new-looking leather strap.

And then I was like rooting around in your things, and found this, and I thought-cool.

He rooted around for survivors but there were none.

Their long mobile noses are used for rooting around in search of small animals.

The object of his thrusts looks serenely bored, continuing to root around in the mud for food handouts.

When he rooted around the kitchen he was amazed at the amount of food she had stored.

deeply

But on the other hand, this respectable ideology was deeply rooted in the general experience of working-class life.

Behind those balconies, behind those curtains, deeply rooted families survived, and neither wars nor occupations could budge them.

This is based on enumerative classification, which is deeply rooted in the traditions of epidemiology and vital statistics.

Had some deeply rooted shame kept her from telling me what was really going on?

Tonight, she brings her deeply rooted Southwestern style to Tucson.

The idea of centre is deeply rooted in the human mind.

Its vigour and vitality attest to a popular piety deeply rooted in the everyday life of the local community.

firmly

A prime source of violence resides in the elitist educational strategies that are firmly rooted in the school ethos.

Investigative science is not yet firmly rooted in the curriculum, inspectors found.

But by that time, the constitutional doctrine of corporate personhood was firmly rooted in the cases.

It has the added value of being firmly rooted in a thorough understanding of technique.

Their celestial explorations are firmly rooted where they are, on terra firma.

Her work might be in Detroit but her home, her life and her boyfriend Chris are rooted firmly in Chicago.

out

Over the years of football authorities have become obsessed with rooting out drug abuse in the game.

A major investigation is under way to root out graft there, they said.

The alien corn had been rooted out and burnt.

For others, it might mean therapy to root out the underlying causes of overeating.

Sir Robert Mark's campaign to root out corruption in the Metropolitan Police is well known.

They have wanted to use suspicion to root out bad faith without taking responsibility for the implicit grounds of that suspicion.

The trouble makers seem to have been rooted out .

■ NOUN

life

Its vigour and vitality attest to a popular piety deeply rooted in the everyday life of the local community.

past

What is on offer from Damascus is at best a cold, barren peace, rooted in the past .

It is rooted in a particular past , a past that was patriarchal.

But the wider appeal failed, largely because local men were still too rooted in the past .

principle

In order to do this, we have to employ a method of understanding rooted in scientific principles that are universally accepted.

Perhaps some of her edits are rooted in writing principles .

Growing programs like the Rosenbluth International Alliance are rooted in principles like competing on quality of service rather than price.

spot

For a moment, she was rooted to the spot .

He stood rooted to the spot .

The noise hypnotised the Wooltons, rooting them to the spot .

She bought them while I waited, embarrassed and rooted to the spot .

He had covered half the distance when a loud, commanding voice rooted him to the spot .

After all, you don't want to be rooted to the spot in front of a microphone - you want to perform!

An accountant is rooted to the spot as sheets of glass plummet towards her.

They'd just set foot back in the ship proper when the burst of machine gun fire rooted them to the spot .

tradition

This is based on enumerative classification, which is deeply rooted in the traditions of epidemiology and vital statistics.

The military attitudes we see today are rooted in a grim tradition .

This concerns the idea that politics is rooted in a tradition of behaviour.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

the grass roots

a grassroots campaign

The decisions were taken by the party leadership without consulting the grass roots.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The bush was too firmly rooted in the hard earth to dig up easily.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A crest of wavy, blond hair was loosely rooted on a magisterial forehead.

A prime source of violence resides in the elitist educational strategies that are firmly rooted in the school ethos.

He roots around in a deep drawer and comes out with a bright, brand-new-looking leather strap.

Saguaros in bloom, the glare of a horned owl and javelinas rooting for a bite to eat.

These include massacres and dislocation of civilians in the name of rooting out supposed guerrilla sympathizers.

To begin with, though, it is the narrator, Austin, in whom our sympathies are rooted.

To prevent birds pulling them up, net the rows until they root and cut off any wispy tips.

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