Definition of take root in English:

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take root

1(Of a plant) begin to grow and draw nourishment from the soil through its roots.
Example sentences
  • Others spread aggressively by stolons (stems that creep along the soil surface, taking root and forming new plants at intervals).
  • Samphire extract is derived from the Samphire plant that takes root and thrives in rocky coastal areas.
  • Over time, the ivy will take root in the moss, and will continue to grow, so you'll need to continue pinning the ivy to the moss as it grows, and maybe cut it back if it starts to take over.
germinate, sprout, establish, strike, take
1.1Become fixed or established: the idea had taken root in my mind
More example sentences
  • Spatial sequences merging across the shifting levels prevent fixed identities from taking root anywhere.
  • Because he had little to say about social need and there was no legislative provision for subsidising loss-making services, the idea took root that the issue had simply been ignored.
  • Nevertheless, the idea took root in their minds.
become established, take hold;
develop, thrive, flourish
See parent entry: root
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