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Translation of "root" - English-Spanish dictionary

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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