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Root Root, v. i. [AS. wr[=o]tan; akin to wr[=o]t a snout,
trunk, D. wroeten to root, G. r["u]ssel snout, trunk,
proboscis, Icel. r[=o]ta to root, and perhaps to L. rodere to
gnaw (E. rodent) or to E. root, n.]
1. To turn up the earth with the snout, as swine.
2. Hence, to seek for favor or advancement by low arts or
groveling servility; to fawn servilely.
Root Root, v. t.
To turn up or to dig out with the snout; as, the swine roots
RootRoot Root, n. [Icel. r[=o]t (for vr[=o]t); akin to E. wort,
and perhaps to root to turn up the earth. See Wort.]
(a) The underground portion of a plant, whether a true
root or a tuber, a bulb or rootstock, as in the
potato, the onion, or the sweet flag.
(b) The descending, and commonly branching, axis of a
plant, increasing in length by growth at its extremity
only, not divided into joints, leafless and without
buds, and having for its offices to fix the plant in
the earth, to supply it with moisture and soluble
matters, and sometimes to serve as a reservoir of
nutriment for future growth. A true root, however, may
never reach the ground, but may be attached to a wall,
etc., as in the ivy, or may hang loosely in the air,
as in some epiphytic orchids. RootRoot Root (r[=oo]t), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Rooted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Rooting.]
1. To fix the root; to enter the earth, as roots; to take
root and begin to grow.
In deep grounds the weeds root deeper. --Mortimer.
2. To be firmly fixed; to be established.
If any irregularity chanced to intervene and to
cause misappehensions, he gave them not leave to
root and fasten by concealment. --Bp. Fell.
Root Root, v. t.
1. To plant and fix deeply in the earth, or as in the earth;
to implant firmly; hence, to make deep or radical; to
establish; -- used chiefly in the participle; as, rooted
trees or forests; rooted dislike.
2. To tear up by the root; to eradicate; to extirpate; --
with up, out, or away. ``I will go root away the noisome
The Lord rooted them out of their land . . . and
cast them into another land. --Deut. xxix.
RootRoot Root, v. i. [Cf. Rout to roar.]
To shout for, or otherwise noisly applaud or encourage, a
contestant, as in sports; hence, to wish earnestly for the
success of some one or the happening of some event, with the
superstitious notion that this action may have efficacy; --
usually with for; as, the crowd rooted for the home team.
[Slang or Cant, U. S.] root To take place, root, sides, stock, etc. See under
Place, Root, Side, etc.
To take the air.
(a) (Falconry) To seek to escape by trying to rise higher
than the falcon; -- said of a bird.
(b) See under Air.
To take the field. (Mil.) See under Field.
To take thought, to be concerned or anxious; to be
solicitous. --Matt. vi. 25, 27.
To take to heart. See under Heart.
To take to task, to reprove; to censure.
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