There are 2 main translations of root in Spanish

: root1root2

root1

raíz, n.

Pronunciation: /ruːt//rut/

noun

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    • 1.1Botany

      raíz feminine
      to pull a plant up by the / its roots arrancar una planta de raíz
      • to take root arraigar
      • to put down / strike roots echar raíces
      • to destroy sth root and branch acabar con algo de raíz / por completo
      • a root-and-branch purge of the party una purga radical del partido
      • root system raíces
      • The chickens were then brought to the edge of the stream and alongside a large tree which had its roots in the water.
      • Miles suddenly staggered forward, his foot caught on a root.
      • Add the carrot, celery root, onions, apples, and paprika and sauté until soft.
      • They help roots scavenge more nutrients and water from the soil in exchange for sugar to make the molecules they need to live and grow.
      • It can grow in soil with limited moisture because of its ability to send roots deep into the soil to tap water there.
      • Organisers also recognise ginger as ‘a root of empowerment in holistic medicine.’
      • These include turnips, cabbage, mustard, cassava root, soybeans, peanuts, pine nuts and millet.
      • Women gathered roots, prairie turnips, bitterroot, and camas bulbs in the early summer.
      • From the mid-16th century suckets were made in Britain from local fruits, vegetables, and roots of many kinds.
      • Her bare feet beat against the ground, stumbling over roots of the giant trees, until she came to a halt at the very center of the enormous trees.
      • Leafy vegetables, roots, and fruits completed the traditional diet.
      • Where the path went over a root, steps were cut into the wood and passage along the path was easy.
      • There actually looked to be enough meat left on the bones of her rabbit to cut up and fry along with some roots she found while hunting to supply a basic breakfast.
      • She grunted as she hit the ground, a tree root digging into shoulder.
      • Don't plant trees with deep roots, especially invasive species such as willows.
      • Parsnips also make a wonderful soup and terrific fritters, and their long, blond roots are irresistible if roasted until the skinny tails scorch to a crisp.
      • But trees help control runoff by soaking water in through their roots and providing sturdy support against erosion.
      • These taste best when eaten raw, with the exception of lotus root, which should be thinly sliced and steamed or stir-fried.
      • Water at the roots will keep plant stems and leaves turgid and able to photosynthesize.
      • Outside the cavern I had viewed various edible herbs and plants such as onions and turnips as well as roots and grasses.
      • My little brother finally stopped fighting me and sprinted ahead himself, tripping over a root and diving head first into the dirt.
      • I pulled myself onto the muddy bank with the tree roots and low hanging branches.
      • I thought of the liquid levels in the bottles as metaphors for the underground water table and the strings as the extended roots of plants finding water.
      • A few sweet roots, parsnips, carrots and a stalk of celery will add flavour to the pan juices.
      • Even the accompanying potato and turnip gratin play off tuber and root, the warmth of one, the tang of the other.
      • Reduce the heat, add the carrots, celeriac, leeks, and parsley root and simmer until tender, about three hours.
      • Add the onions and parsley root and sauté until translucent.
      • In a saucepan, add veal shanks, tongue, leeks, parsnips, celery root, garlic, red wine and veal stock.
      • First, there are the crisp, watery roots, such as carrots, jicama, radishes, and lotus root.
      • In this street market, celeriac, parsley root, arugula and frisée were available.
      • He swore and kicked at the trunk as it caught on an upthrust root, then swore again as it jerked free and slammed into his shin.
      • In two medium saucepans, sauté the carrots and celery root with two tablespoons of butter separately.
      • Her foot caught on a root and she fell head first down the hill they were descending.
      • Rose looked behind herself to see that her foot had got caught in a root.
      • When planted, the underground portion forms roots and the above ground portion forms branches and leaves.
      • This is the same process used by trees to carry water from their roots to their leaves.
      • Stumbling forward unsteadily, he tripped over a tree root and hit the ground face-first.
      • Wood is composed of bundles of microscopic tubes that were used to transport water from the roots of the tree to the leaves.
      • Wash the roots and put them in a casserole dish with a lid.
      • It is basically young ginger roots preserved in syrup, so I tried and reproduce something similar using first-of-the-season young ginger.

    • 1.2(of hair, tooth)

      raíz feminine
      before noun root canal treatment endodoncia feminine

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    • 2.1(origin)

      raíz feminine
      to get to the root of a problem llegar a la raíz de un problema
      • drink is (at) the root of all his troubles la bebida es la causa de todos sus problemas
      • before noun root cause causa fundamental
      • Perspectives are the root, the basic fiber, and the foundation of every social plague impoverishing us.
      • While money is supposedly the root of all evil, the wealthy are much less likely to argue about money than most folks.
      • Prejudice seems to be the chief root of discrimination.
      • There are endemic and perhaps diverse reasons at the root of inflation.
      • If I had not experienced some degree of disappointment and been determined to find the root cause, I may not have gained important knowledge about myself.
      • Pain is definitely at the root of weight gain for me.
      • ‘It is a complex issue that goes to the root of sexual health matters,’ she says.
      • As no doctor could help, he began to examine himself in mirrors, eventually concluding that faulty postural habits lay at the root of his problem.
      • ‘Failure to address added services at the point of origin is the root of payment failure,’ he says.
      • At root, their differences reflected wildly divergent political perspectives, as well as contending visions of the future.
      • That, I guess, is the root of my fascination with this era.
      • The forces that shape history have their roots in the most basic conditions of social and economic life.
      • Kurosawa draws the best possible performances from these actors by staying true to the source's roots as a play.
      • But the desire for power comes from envy which is the root cause of all evil.
      • Charlie had dealt with the root of his anger problem.
      • The old saying, ‘Money is the root of all evil,’ came back to haunt her.
      • This is very much a global liquidity crisis in the works, with unprecedented leveraged speculation at the root of the unfolding financial debacle.
      • Sexual drive is at the root of humanity, and it is extremely resilient at the worst of times.
      • Technological innovation is an important source of variation in organizations and, in turn, a root of organizational adaptation.
      • To Kaitlin, he looked like the root of all her nightmares.

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      (feminine plural) raíces
      she has no roots no tiene raíces
      • After a few aimless years of drifting, he tries to find and establish ethnic roots similar to his own in order to rekindle the principles his father tried to instill in him.
      • You'll probably need to learn a lot more about each other's religious and ethnic roots, as well as introduce your children to a host of varied rituals.
      • Many Sansei long to know more about their cultural roots, although the ways of their grandparents are alien to them.
      • Either he must assimilate in order to succeed or he must forego success for his ethnic roots and familial ties.
      • It's about my background and about roots, family, music and manhood.
      • This was somewhat ironic, as I know for a fact that my family once had its roots in the moors of England as well, and that we were one of the wealthier families and reviled by many.
      • People's sense of their cultural roots - a recognition of a place having a strong patina of age and strong local identity - is often instinctive.
      • With her memory of the past, their aunt serves as the instrument of a gendered return to their ethnic roots carried out in strongly ambivalent terms.
      • Their region had most of the nation's industries, and their French cultural roots were considered an advantage.
      • Many Americans of Bulgarian descent are re-discovering their ethnic roots.
      • They and their families have their historical roots in the original villages.
      • Dictators and other political powers often suppress art because it provides a point of critical resistance, building a new national identity by evoking cultural roots.
      • Joey had curly brown hair and was as dark as an African American, but his family roots originate from Spain.
      • English cultural roots lie in a merging of Anglo-Saxon, Danish, and Norman French culture that has existed as a synthesis since the late Middle Ages.
      • I want to hold on to my roots, my origins, my family, my friends.
      • In the broad Canadian scene, a diverse group of Baptists with different theological or ethnic roots has emerged.
      • As artists it is important that we be free no matter what our racial and ethnic roots are - to find and define and follow our aesthetic.
      • Children living on the street, the lack of family roots, and an increase in crime have brought tremendous social stresses to Latin American countries.
      • So most nationals prefer not to talk about their cultural roots and very often do not even know their ancestral tree.
      • Colonization broke the power of the traditional rulers, but social status is still partially determined by a person's family roots.

  • 3

    Linguistics
    raíz feminine
    • Words combine with words, or prefixes and suffixes combine with roots, in ways that over time drift away from perfect sense.
    • So, Eskimoan languages are really extraordinary in their productive word-building capability, for any root you might pick.
    • I do not intend ‘rational’, in this sense, but, rather, in the sense of its Latin root, ratio, meaning reason.
    • It's pretty clear, based on Green's paper-doll explanation, that the root morpheme must have been puppet.
    • Significantly, the root of bahelawi is bahel, meaning culture.
  • 4

    Mathematics
    raíz feminine
    square/cube root raíz cuadrada/cúbica
    • It's hard enough trying to remember cubed roots and the average lifespan of an amoeba.

intransitive verb

Botany

  • 1

    echar raíces
    arraigar

There are 2 main translations of root in Spanish

: root1root2

root2

hozar, v.

Pronunciation: /ruːt//rut/

intransitive verb

  • 1

    (search, forage)
    (pig) hozar
    I don't want him rooting through my desk no quiero que ande hurgando en mi escritorio
    • she was rooting around in the attic for her racket estaba hurgando entre las cosas del desván buscando su raqueta
    • He turned and rooted through a pile of folders on a table beside him.
    • These young designers root through junk piles and garage sales to create one-of-a-kind, quirky pieces of furniture.
    • At night we saw dogs rooting in the shadows, and men walking in the cold, their hands drifting out of warm pockets reaching for what?
    • He looks over at Tim, who is wearing a pair of headphones over one ear and is rooting around in his jeans pockets for something, probably food.
    • We had to root around a bit to find food first, but had good luck eventually.
    • With shaking limbs, she rose from her bed, stumbled to the small wardrobe that held her few remaining possessions and started rooting through them, searching frantically.
    • The burden would then be on them to root through all their files in search of infringing items.
    • Ignoring his morals and his upbringings, Brad continued to root through the drawer in search of the gun.
    • He was rooting through his pack for matches when Pierre-Jacques, no doubt assuming he was doing us a favor, soaked the assemblage in gasoline and ignited it with a cigarette lighter.
    • The girl rushes to join her mother, who is rooting through some old piles of lace handkerchiefs.
    • We passed through a narrow gate, left open, and saw an empty cattle shed, and next to it a circular pig sty, with a few great swine rooting through the strawy mud.
    • There was a big pile of stuff in the corner and I rooted through it and felt like a dog searching for a bone or a pig looking for a truffle.
    • Bounding to the bathroom, he rooted through the cabinets, stuffing everything he found into pockets and hiding places in his sweaters and tunic.
    • She sighed and started rooting though her rations pack looking for more food.
    • Laura, in her nightgown, notices that Tom's bed is empty while he roots around in his pockets on the fire escape in search of his key.
    • She handed him her brown bag and he rooted through it.
    • On the Bowling Green near Manhattan's southern tip, for instance, stood a vacant pedestal enclosed by an iron fence around which stray pigs often rooted.