Definitions

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  • noun Originally, a system of roots; a secure attachment (in something); a firm grounding.
  • noun The process of forming roots.
  • noun A method of creating a new plant by getting part of an existing plant to form roots.
  • verb Present participle of root.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow

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Examples

  • The thirteen year old and I are officially united in rooting against Benjamin Button for anything.

    Oscar night ennui

  • The Afghan people will have to assist in rooting out militants in their villages.

    Request for more troops in Afghanistan likely, source says

  • The thirteen year old and I are officially united in rooting against Benjamin Button for anything.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Longinus was either overstating it here, in rooting our respect for all the greatest rhapsodes, old and new, in their ability to sing the sublime into being in their works; or he was cyclically defining as the greatest those who fit his preferred aesthetic.

    On the Sublime

  • Longinus was either overstating it here, in rooting our respect for all the greatest rhapsodes, old and new, in their ability to sing the sublime into being in their works; or he was cyclically defining as the greatest those who fit his preferred aesthetic.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Today's announcement reflects our commitment in rooting out terrorism wherever it exists, said Toner.

    US Designates Iran Opposition Faction a Terrorist Group

  • I'm like the exact opposite of George in rooting intrests.

    Playoffs, Round Two

  • I now have TWO (2) contacts with US government officials who are eager and anxious to assist in rooting out imposters of this sort; one Special Agent with the FBI and one Special Agent with the

    Heroes or Villains?

  • Today's announcement reflects our commitment in rooting out terrorism wherever it exists, said Toner.

    US Designates Iran Opposition Faction a Terrorist Group

  • And just when you think you are safe in rooting for the guy killing off all the Nazi scum, Wilson flips the script more than once to make you wonder if the few "good guys" in the story stand any chance at all of making it out of the keep alive.

    Rabid Reads: "The Keep" by F. Paul Wilson

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