root
Noun
1. (of plant, tooth, word) 
a. la raíz (F) 
to pull something up by the rootsarrancar algo de raíz
to take rootarraigar
they destroyed the party root and branchdestrozaron el partido por completo
2. (fig) 
to put down rootsechar raíces
3. (fig) 
to get back to one's rootsvolver a las raíces
root beerbebida gaseosa sin alcohol elaborada con extractos de plantas
root cropstubérculos (comestibles)
root vegetablestubérculos mpl
4. (origin) 
a. la raíz (F) 
the conflict has its roots in the pastel conflicto hunde sus raíces en el pasado
5. (prov) 
money is the root of all evilel dinero es la raíz de todos los males
transitive verb
6. (general) 
to be rooted to the spotquedarse de una pieza
intransitive verb
7. (general) 
to root about or around (for something)rebuscar (algo)
to root for somebodyapoyar a alguien
root [ruːt]
noun
1 (Bot) raíz (f)
the plant's root system las raíces de la planta; to pull sth up by the roots arrancar algo de raíz; to take root echar raíces; arraigar
root and branch completamente; del todo
they aimed to eliminate Marxism root and branch su objetivo era erradicar el marxismo; su objetivo era acabar con el marxismo de raíz; a root and branch overhaul of the benefits system una revisión completa or de cabo a rabo del sistema de prestaciones
2 (Bio) [of hair, tooth] raíz (f)
3 (origin) [of problem, word] raíz (f)
the root of the problem is that ... la raíz del problema es que ...; her roots are in Manchester tiene sus raíces en Manchester; she has no roots no tiene raíces; to pull up one's roots levantar raíces; to put down roots in a country echar raíces en un país; to take root [+idea] arraigarse
money is the root of all evil she pulled up her roots and went to live in Spain
4 (Mat)
square root raíz (f) cuadrada
5 (Ling) raíz (f); radical (m)
transitive verb
1 (Bot) [+plant] hacer arraigar
intransitive verb
1 (Bot) [+plant] echar raíces; arraigar
2 (search) [+animal] hozar; hocicar
I was rooting through some old photos the other day el otro día estaba husmeando entre viejas fotos
modifier
root beer (n) (US) bebida refrescante elaborada a base de raíces
root cause (n) causa (f) primordial
root crops (n) cultivos (m) de tubérculos
root ginger (n) raíz (f) de jengibre
root vegetable (n) tubérculo (m) comestible
root word (n) (Ling) palabra (f) que es raíz or radical de otras
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