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root2

root2

pronunciation:
rut
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: rooted, rooting, roots
definition 1: to dig or turn over soil, often with the snout or nose, as a pig.
synonyms:
furrow, grub
similar words:
dig, rout
definition 2: to rummage or pry while searching for something.
synonyms:
delve, ferret, nose, poke, rummage, smell
similar words:
dig, meddle, plow, pry, rout
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to dig or turn over, often with the snout or nose (often fol. by up).
synonyms:
grub
similar words:
dig, furrow, nose, plow, rake, rifle, rout, rummage, snuff, uproot
definition 2: to bring to light so as to eliminate (usu. fol. by out).
They were unable to root out the cause of the problem.
synonyms:
ferret, grub, smell, sniff
similar words:
dig, expose, rake, reveal, rout, rummage, uncover, unearth