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raíz
(pl raíces)
feminine noun
1. root (de planta, pelo, muela); root cause, origin (causa)
  • arrancar algo de raíz to root something out completely
  • cortar algo de raíz to nip something in the bud
  • echar raíces to put down roots
2. origin (origen)
  • de raíces humildes of humble origins
  • la costumbre tiene su raíz en la España del siglo XV the custom has its roots o origin in 15th-century Spain
3. root (Mat)
  • raíz cuadrada/cúbica square/cube root
a raíz de
prepositional phrase
1. as a result of, following
  • se produjo un gran escándalo a raíz de sus declaraciones his statements caused outrage
raíz
1 [de planta] root
de raíz
arrancar algo de raíz to root sth out completely; cortar un problema de raíz to nip a problem in the bud
echar raíces [+planta] to take root; [+persona] to put down roots
2 [de diente, pelo] root
3 (Matemáticas)
raíz cuadrada square root
raíz cúbica cube root
4 (origen) root
ha vuelto a sus raíces he has gone back to his roots; hay que llegar a la raíz del problema we have to get to the root of the problem; la bebida fue la raíz de todos sus males drink was the root cause o was at the root of all his troubles
5
a raíz de as a result of; a raíz de su depresión dejó el trabajo as a result of his depression he gave up his job
6 (Lingüística) root
7 (Informática) root
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