root

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root(
rut
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (botany)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Can you eat the root of this plant?¿Se puede comer la raíz de esta planta?
The roots of this plant are purple.Las raíces de esta planta son moradas.
2. (anatomy)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
She jumped when the dentist poked the root of her tooth.Brincó cuando el dentista le picó la raíz del diente.
3. (origin)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The root of the problem lies in the lack of communication.La raíz del problema yace en la falta de comunicación.
4. (grammar)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
That is a compound word with a root and a suffix.Esa es una palabra compuesta con raíz y sufijo.
5. (mathematics)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The square root of nine is three.La raíz cuadrada de nueve es tres.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
6. (botany)
a. echar raíces
Be sure not to overwater the plant so that it can properly root.Asegúrate de no regar en exceso la planta para que eche raíces correctamente.
b. arraigar
The tree should root well in this soil.El árbol debe arraigar bien en esta tierra.
7. (to search for)
a. hozar
The pig rooted around the barn looking for food.El cochino hozó por el granero en busca de comida.
roots
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (lineage)
a. las raíces
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I traced my family's roots back 1,000 years.Rastreé las raíces de mi familia mil años atrás.
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root
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of plant, tooth, word)
a. la raíz
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(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)
a.
to put down rootsechar raíces
3. (fig)
a.
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) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
the conflict has its roots in the pastel conflicto hunde sus raíces en el pasado
5. (prov)
a.
money is the root of all evilel dinero es la raíz de todos los males
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (general)
a.
to be rooted to the spotquedarse de una pieza
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
7. (general)
a.
to root about or around (for something)rebuscar (algo)
to root for somebodyapoyar a alguien
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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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