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root / raíz
root   [ru:t]
A. -noun
1. (botany)   raíz (f)
·the plant'noun root system
·las raíces de la planta
·to [pull] something [up] by the roots
·arrancar algo de raíz
·to [take] root
·echar raíces,   arraigar
a. 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 revisiónoun completa or de cabo a rabo del sistema de prestaciones
2. (biology)
a. [of hair, tooth]   raíz (f)
3. (=origin)
a. [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'noun roots
·levantar raíces
·to [put down] roots in a country
·echar raíces en un paínoun
·to [take] root
[idea]   arraigarse
4. (mathematics)
·square root
raíz (f) cuadrada
5. (linguistics)   raíz (f),   radical (m)
B. -transitive verb
1. (botany)
[+plant]   hacer arraigar
2. (figurative)
·to be rooted to the spot
·quedar paralizado
·a deeply rooted prejudice
·un prejuicio muy arraigado
C. -intransitive verb
1. (botany)
[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
D. -compound
·root beer   -noun
(United States)   bebida refrescante elaborada a base de raíces
·root cause   -noun   causa (f) primordial
·root crops   -noun plural   cultivos masculine plural de tubérculos
·root ginger   -noun   raíz (f) de jengibre
·root vegetable   -noun   tubérculo (m) comestible
·root word   -noun   (linguistics)   palabra (f) que es raíz or radical de otras
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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