There are 2 translations of root in Spanish:

root1

Pronunciation: /ruːt/

n

  • 1 1.1 [Bot] raíz (f) to pull a plant up by the o its roots arrancar* una planta de raíz to take root [plant] echar raíces, arraigar* [idea] arraigarse* to put down o strike roots [person] echar raíces, afincarse* to destroy sth root and branch acabar con algo de raíz or por completo a root-and-branch purge of the party una purga radical del partido (before n) root crop cultivo (m) de tubérculos root system raíces (fpl) root vegetableraíz o tubérculo comestible como la zanahoria, el boniato etc 1.2 [Anat] (of hair, tooth) raíz (f) [Dent] (before n) root canal treatment endodoncia (f)
  • 2 2.1 (origin) raíz (f) to get to the root of a problem llegar* a la raíz de un problema drink is (at) the root of all his troubles la bebida es la causa de todos sus problemas (before n) root cause causa (f) fundamental 2.2
    (roots pl)
    (family, background) raíces (fpl) she has no roots no tiene raíces

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There are 2 translations of root in Spanish:

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vi

  • 1 (search, forage) [pig] hozar* I don't want him rooting through my desk no quiero que ande hurgando en mi escritorio she was rooting around in the attic for her racket estaba hurgando entre las cosas del desván buscando su raqueta

Phrasal verbs

root for

v + prep + o
(support) [team] animar, alentar, cinchar por (RPl) [familiar/colloquial], hacerle* barra a (Andes) ; [candidate/party] hacer* campaña por good luck with the test: I'll be rooting for you! que te vaya bien en el examen: estaré pensando en ti y deseándote suerte

root out

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
1.1 (remove) [corruption] arrancar* de raíz, erradicar* 1.2 (find) [cause/reason/truth] averiguar* I'll see if I can root out some books for him to read voy a ver si encuentro algún libro para que lea

root up

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[plant] arrancar* de raíz

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