Root out - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈruːt ˈaʊt|
Brit.  |ruːt ˈaʊt|

verb

- pull up by or as if by the roots (syn: deracinate, extirpate, uproot)
- destroy completely, as if down to the roots(syn: eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, uproot)

root out corruption

Examples

We must root out all the dead plants.

Can you root out some good players for the team?

Action is being taken to root out corruption in the police force.

I'll try and root out something for you to wear.

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