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verb root pronunciation in American English /rut/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerooting
past tenserooted
past participlerooted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to grow roots, or to make a plant grow roots
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  2. 2
    [intransitive] to search for something by putting your hand deep into a place and pushing things around
    root among/through: She was desperately rooting through the papers on her desk.
    root around: He rooted around in his coat pocket for some change.
  3. 3
    [transitive] to unlock the operating system of a cellphone or other device that uses Android OS so that it can run software it is not normally authorized to use because of restrictions imposed by the manufacturer
    Simply follow these steps to root your Samsung Galaxy S4 and then use the appropriate apps to finish off the job.
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    See also jailbreak2


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