Phrasal Verb 'Root'

We have 6 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Root'.

Root about

Meaning: Look in a place to try to find something

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

Root around

Meaning: Look in a place to try to find something

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

Root for

Meaning: Support

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

Root out

Meaning: Look for and find

Example: The police ROOTED OUT the informer.

Root out

Meaning: Find the source of a problem and remove it

Example: They are trying to ROOT OUT the troublemakers.

Root up

Meaning: Dig a plant out of the ground

Example: He ROOTED UP the plants and replanted them.