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root1

root1

 
 
pronunciation:
rut
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
take root
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the part of a plant that usually grows underground. Roots take up water and nutrients, and hold the plant in the soil.
definition 2: the part that attaches a hair, nail, or tooth to the body but cannot be seen.
definition 3: the place from which something comes; source.
The root of his problem is that he does not believe in himself.
synonyms:
bottom, core, origin, seed, source
similar words:
ground
definition 4: (often plural) family or ethnic background.
I traveled to Vietnam to discover my roots.
synonyms:
background, heritage, origin, tradition
similar words:
culture
definition 5: a number that when multiplied by itself yields a given number.
Two is the square root of four.
phrase: take root
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: rooted, rooting, roots
definition 1: to grow a new root or roots.
These plants will root if placed in water.
similar words:
germinate, sprout
definition 2: to become fixed or set.
I am rooted to this chair and refuse to move until my TV show is over.
synonyms:
set, take
similar words:
found, set in
definition 3: to fix; plant.
The shock rooted him to the spot.
synonyms:
base, establish, fix, found, plant, set
similar words:
anchor, implant, seat
derivations: rooted (adj.), rootlike (adj.)
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