root out


root out
phr verb
Root out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑corruption

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  • root out — (something) to find and remove a problem. She promises to root out corruption in state government. Retreating forces can blend into the landscape, making it more difficult to root them out …   New idioms dictionary

  • root out — index destroy (efface), disinter, extirpate, ferret, solve Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • root out — verb 1. pull up by or as if by the roots (Freq. 1) uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden • Syn: ↑uproot, ↑extirpate, ↑deracinate • Derivationally related forms: ↑deracination ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • root out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you root out a person, you find them and force them from the place they are in, usually in order to punish them. [V P n (not pron)] The generals have to root out traitors... [V n P] It shouldn t take too long to root him out.… …   English dictionary

  • root out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms root out : present tense I/you/we/they root out he/she/it roots out present participle rooting out past tense rooted out past participle rooted out to find something bad or illegal and get rid of it The… …   English dictionary

  • root out — 1) the hedge was rooted out Syn: uproot, deracinate, pull up, grub out 2) root out corruption Syn: eradicate, eliminate, weed out, destroy, wipe out, stamp out, extirpate, abolish …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • root out — verb a) To remove or abolish completely. They rooted out all vestiges of corruption. b) To search for and discover. It took then hours to root out exactly where the water was coming in …   Wiktionary

  • root out — Synonyms and related words: abate, abolish, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, avulse, ban, bar, blot out, bob, buck off, cast off, cast out, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, clip, crop, cull, cut, cut away, cut off,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • root out — remove by the roots …   English contemporary dictionary

  • root out something — root out (something) to find and remove a problem. She promises to root out corruption in state government. Retreating forces can blend into the landscape, making it more difficult to root them out …   New idioms dictionary


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