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English definition of “root sth/sb out”

root sth/sb out

(SEARCH FOR) informal phrasal verb with root     /ruːt/ verb
to search and find something or someone that is difficult to find: I've rooted out an old pair of shoes that might fit you.SearchingFinding and discovering
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