root


root
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noun
1 of a plant
ADJECTIVE
deep, shallow
gnarled
plant, tree
VERB + ROOT
develop, grow
put down, take

I hope those cuttings will take root.

plant
ROOT + VERB
grow
ROOT + NOUN
system
ball
crops, vegetables
growth
PREPOSITION
by its/the roots

She pulled the shrub out by its roots.

2 roots place where you feel you belong
ADJECTIVE
humble

Despite his wealth, he never forgot his humble roots.

strong
cultural

severed from our cultural roots by industrialization

working-class
African, French, Scottish, etc.
VERB + ROOTS
get back to, go back to, return to

My husband wants to go back to his Irish roots.

trace

They can trace their roots back to the 16th century.

put down

We haven't been here long enough to put down roots.

be cut off from, forget
3 cause/source
ADJECTIVE
deep, strong
very
common, same

The two languages share a common root.

historical
VERB + ROOT
have
explore, find, get at, get to, go to

I've spent months trying to get to the root of the problem.

lie at
ROOT + VERB
be planted in sth

Jazz's roots are firmly planted in African tradition.

go back

The company's roots go back to the 18th century.

ROOT + NOUN
cause
PREPOSITION
at (the root of)

It is a moral question at root.

His fears of loneliness lay at the very root of his inability to leave.

root in

The unrest has roots in religious differences.

PHRASES
the root of all evil

They consider globalization to be the root of all evil.

the root of the matter, the root of the problem

I expect money is at the root of the matter.

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verb
Root is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cutting

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