from The Century Dictionary.
- To excel in rooting.
- To uproot; root out.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To eradicate; to extirpate.
- transitive verb To root louder than; to applaud more noisily than.
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- verb transitive To
eradicate; to extirpate.
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When this was reported to the proprietor, he determined, if possible, to outroot this last remnant of disturbance.
One word more, and I'll take that beard of yours, and outroot it!
Hitherto the most patient and intelligent of their religious instructors have failed to outroot this attachment to old forms.
How should I outroot prepossessions so inveterate, -- the fruits of his earliest education, fostered and matured by the observation and experience of his whole life?
Her friends found it impossible to outroot this persuasion, or to overcome her resolution even by force.
He might enjoin upon me the most laborious tasks, set the envy of my brother to watch me during the performance, make the most diligent search after my books, and destroy them without mercy, when they were found; but he could not outroot my darling propensity.
Without doubt his experience was slender, and it seemed absurd to pronounce concerning that of which he had no direct knowledge; but so it was, he could not outroot from his mind the persuasion that to plough, to sow, and to reap, were employments most befitting a reasonable creature, and from which the truest pleasure and the least pollution would flow.
To outroot the conviction of my own unworthiness, to persuade myself that I was regarded with the tenderness that Stevens had ascribed to her, that the discovery of my thoughts would not excite her anger and grief, I felt to be impossible.
"No," answered I, with quickness; "I come to outroot a fatal but powerful illusion.