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Noun: rooting  roo-ting
  1. The process of putting forth roots and beginning to grow
Verb: root  root
  1. Take root and begin to grow
    "this plant roots quickly"
     
  2. Come into existence, originate
    "The problem roots in her depression"
     
  3. Plant by the roots
     
  4. Dig with the snout
    "the pig was rooting for truffles";
    - rout, rootle
     
  5. Become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    "He finally rooted down";
    - settle, take root, steady down, settle down
     
  6. Cause to take roots
     
  7. [Austral, NZ, vulgar] Have sexual intercourse
    - sleep together, love, make out, make love, sleep with, have sex, know [archaic], do it, be intimate, have intercourse, lie with [archaic], bed, have a go at it, get it on, make whoopee, nail [N. Amer]

Sounds like: rooter, rooting, r

Derived forms: rootings

Type of: become, copulate, couple, cut into, delve, development, dig, grow, growing, growth, mate, maturation, ontogenesis, ontogeny, pair, plant, set, stabilise [Brit], stabilize, turn over

Encyclopedia: Rooting

Root, Lucerne