root

Part of speech: verb

To fix or become fixed in the earth by roots.

Part of speech: verb

To turn or dig up with the snout.

Part of speech: verb

To eradicate; followed by up or out.

Part of speech: noun

The underground, supporting part of a plant; origin; cause; foundation.

Part of speech: noun

The elementary part of a word.

Part of speech: noun

A factor of a quantity that, multiplied by itself a specified number of times, will produce the quantity.

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Usage examples "root":

  1. The Boy Scout movement has taken root throughout Latin America, holding up everywhere in the spirit of its work and in local Scout papers a high standard of honour, truthfulness and conduct. - "South America and the War", F. A. Kirkpatrick.
  2. The telegram was the root of the evil. - "A Duet", A. Conan Doyle.
  3. He felt so cheerful that he began to whistle, which brought him bad luck, for he stumbled over a root which caught both feet and threw him head- down into a deep pool of mud. - "Dick in the Everglades", A. W. Dimock.