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Spanish translation of “root”

root

noun /ruːt/
the part of a plant that grows under the ground and draws food and water from the soil
raíz
Trees often have deep roots Carrots and turnips are edible roots.
the base of something growing in the body
raíz
the roots of one’s hair/teeth.
cause; origin
raíz, origen
Love of money is the root of all evil We must get at the root of the trouble.
(in plural) family origins
raíces
Our roots are in Scotland.
root beer noun a kind of non-alcoholic drink made from the roots of certain plants
cerveza no alcohólica
a bottle of root beer.
root crop noun plants with roots that are grown for food
cultivo de raíces
The farm has three fields of root crops.
root out phrasal verb to pull up or tear out by the roots
arrancar de raíz
The gardener began to root out the weeds.
to get rid of completely
erradicar
We must do our best to root out poverty.
take root to grow firmly; to become established
echar raíces, arraigar
The plants soon took root.
(Definition of root from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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