Phrasal Verbs Using 'Root'

Root about

Look in a place to try to find something

Example:He ROOTED ABOUT in his briefcase, trying to find a pen.

Root around

Look in a place to try to find something

Example:I ROOTED AROUND my flat trying to find the letter.

Root for

Support

Example:Everyone was ROOTING FOR Arsenal to win the Champions League.

Root out

Look for and find

Example:The police ROOTED OUT the informer.

Root out

Find the source of a problem and remove it

Example:They are trying to ROOT OUT the troublemakers.

Root up

Dig a plant out of the ground

Example:He ROOTED UP the plants and replanted them.