[ root-hohld, root- ]
/ ˈrutˌhoʊld, ˈrʊt- /
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attachment of a plant to soil by means of its roots; support of a plant through the growing and spreading of its roots.
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The rainy weather could not ________ my elated spirits on my graduation day.
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How to use roothold in a sentence

  • Of course, newly acquired Ferns will pay for extra attention in the way of watering until they have secured a proper roothold.

    How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
  • Where the peak leaned to the valley, the trunk of a giant pine jutted forth slantingly from a roothold a little below the summit.

    The Kindred of the Wild|Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Gnarled, stunted cedars and gray, twisted cypress clung for a roothold to these barren ledges.

    Vanguards of the Plains|Margaret McCarter
  • At one end of the cleft, from a rocky and shallow roothold, a gnarled birch grew slantingly.

    The House in the Water|Charles G. D. Roberts