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rooting

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[ roo-ting, root-ing ]
/ ˈru tɪŋ, ˈrʊt ɪŋ /
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noun
adjective
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Origin of rooting

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root1 + -ing1 for the noun senses; root1 + -ing2 for the adjective senses

Other definitions for rooting (2 of 3)

rooting2
[ roo-ting, root-ing ]
/ ˈru tɪŋ, ˈrʊt ɪŋ /

noun
the act or result of digging up or turning over soil, especially with the snout:The nature guides say there are no wild boar here, but we have found clear evidence of rootings, and we’re backed up by local sighting reports.
the act of searching for or unearthing something:All inquiries, charges, rootings through the evidence, and rehashings of the past were abandoned; the country moved on.
adjective
having to do with turning over or digging up soil:The rooting activities of armadillos can damage the below-ground portions of native vegetation.

Origin of rooting

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root2 + -ing1 for the noun senses; root2 + -ing2 for the adjective senses

Other definitions for rooting (3 of 3)

rooting3
[ roo-ting or, sometimes, root ]
/ ˈru tɪŋ or, sometimes, rʊt ɪŋ /

noun
the act of cheering on or supporting a person or team (often used attributively):In spite of all the rooting and automatic qualification for being the host country, the United States did not get beyond the second round.The rooting section for the young patient includes her parents and her 10-year-old brother.

Origin of rooting

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