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root sth/sb out

phrasal verb with root uk   us   /ruːt/ verb


informal to ​search and ​find something or someone that is ​difficult to ​find: I've ​rooted out an ​oldpair of ​shoes that might ​fit you.


to ​find and ​remove a ​person or thing that is ​causing a ​problem: Ms Campbell has been ​appointed to ​root out ​inefficiency in this ​company.
(Definition of root sth/sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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“root sth/sb out” in British English

    Palabra del día

    stop at nothing

    If you stop at nothing to achieve something, you are willing to do anything in order to achieve it, even if it involves danger, great effort, or harming other people.

    Palabra del día

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