There are 2 main translations of root in German:

Share this entry

root 1

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

noun

  • 1
    Wurzel, die
    pull something up by the root/roots
    etwas mit der Wurzel/den Wurzeln ausreißen
    [figurative]
    etwas mit der Wurzel ausrotten
    put down roots/strike or take root (literal or figurative) [figurative] strike at the root[s] of something
    etwas in seinem Lebensnerv treffen
    have roots
    verwurzelt sein
    without roots
  • 2 (source)
    Wurzel, die
    (basis) have its roots in something
    einer Sache Dat. entspringen
    get at or to the root[s] of things
    den Dingen auf den Grund kommen
    be at the root of the matter
    der Kern der Sache sein
    the root cause
    der wirkliche Grund
  • 4
    (Music)
    Grundton, der
  • 5 (Mathematics)
    (square root)
    [Quadrat]wurzel, die
    of aus

transitive verb

  • root a plant firmly
    eine Pflanze fest einpflanzen
    have rooted itself in something
    [figurative]
    in etwas Dat. verwurzelt sein
    stand rooted to the spot
    wie angewurzelt dastehen

intransitive verb

Phrasal verbs

root out

transitive verb

root up

transitive verb
mit den Wurzeln ausreißen
(Baum[stumpf], Busch)

Definition of root in:

Share this entry

 

There are 2 main translations of root in German:

Share this entry

root 2

intransitive verb

  • 2 [colloquial]root for (cheer)
    (wish for success of)
    Stimmung machen für

Phrasal verbs

root about

root around
intransitive verb
herumwühlen

root out

transitive verb
(find by search)
zu Tage fördern

Definition of root in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day fortissimo
    Pronunciation: fôrˈtisəˌmō
    adverb
    (especially as a direction) very loud or loudly