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put down roots

to feel that you belong in a place: Very quickly, settlers in Oregon built towns and put down roots.
Translations of “put down roots”
in Chinese (Traditional) (在新的地方)定居開始新的生活…
in Chinese (Simplified) (在新的地方)定居开始新的生活…
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