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Olive trees have deep roots.
Computerizing these old records will help people trace their roots.
With this latest book the author goes back to his Scottish roots.
What are the historical roots of the region's problems?
The Association has its roots in the early 1950s.
an unusual movie with an ingenious idea at its root
We need to get to the root of the problem.
I didn't want to move away now that I'd put down roots.
The party wanted root and branch electoral reform.
Compromise is essential if peace is to take root in this troubled area.
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English version of definition of root
a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents
a small African animal that lives in trees. It has a long tail and very large eyes and ears.
to gossip or share personal information with someone …
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American definition of root from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.