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  • the part of a plant which attaches it to the ground or to a support, typically underground, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant via numerous branches and fibres.
    E.g. cacti have deep and spreading roots
  • the basic cause, source, or origin of something.
    E.g. money is the root of all evil
  • a number or quantity that when multiplied by itself, typically a specified number of times, gives a specified number or quantity.
  • a user account with full and unrestricted access to a system.
    E.g. make sure that these files can only be accessed by the root user
  • an act or instance of having sex.
  • cause (a plant or cutting) to grow roots.
    E.g. root your own cuttings from stock plants
  • establish deeply and firmly.
    E.g. vegetarianism is rooted in Indian culture
  • cause (someone) to stand immobile through fear or amazement.
    E.g. George was rooted to the spot in disbelief
  • gain access to the root account of (a smartphone or computer).
    E.g. we explained how to manually root almost any Android device
  • have sex with.
  • (of an animal) turn up the ground with its snout in search of food.
    E.g. stray dogs rooting around for bones and scraps
  • an act of rooting.
    E.g. I had a root through the open drawers

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