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root
British English: /ruːt/
American English: /rut/

Translation of root in French:

noun

  • 1 (Botany) [figurative] to take root
    (idea, value, system, feeling)
    s'établir
    (company, industry)
    s'implanter
    to pull something up by the roots
    déraciner quelque chose
    to pull somebody's hair out by the roots
    arracher les cheveux à quelqu'un
    to destroy/reject something root and branch
    détruire/rejeter complètement quelque chose
    root and branch review/opposition
    revue/opposition radicale
    before n (growth)
    des racines
    (system)
    radiculaire
  • 2 (origin) (of problem, matter)
    (of unhappiness, evil) origine (f)
    to get to the root of the problem
    prendre le problème à la racine
    to be at the root of something
    être à l'origine de quelque chose
    before n (cause)
    profond
    (problem)
    de base
  • 4 (Mathematics) the fourth root of something
    la quatrième racine de quelque chose

also: roots plural noun

  • 1 (of dyed hair)
    racines fpl
  • 2 [figurative]
    racines fpl
    to try to get back to one's roots
    essayer de retrouver ses racines
    she has no roots
    elle n'a aucune racine
    to pull up one's roots
    s'arracher à son milieu
    to put down new roots
    se créer de nouvelles racines

transitive verb

  • 1 [figurative]to be rooted in something
    (music, film, person)
    être ancré dans quelque chose
    deeply-rooted
    [literal] [figurative]
    bien enraciné
    to be/stand rooted to the spot ou the ground
  • 2 (Botany)
    faire prendre racine (plant)

intransitive verb

  • 2 (search)
    (person, animal)
    fouiller (in, through dans)

Phrasal verbs

root around

root about
(person, animal)
fouiller (in dans)

root for

(informal)
root for [somebody] (cheer)
encourager (team, contestant)
good luck in the exams—we're all rooting for you!
bonne chance pour tes examens—nous sommes tous avec toi!

root out

1 root out [something], root [something] out
traquer (corruption, inefficiency)
2 root [somebody] out, root out [somebody]

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