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root definition

  1. n.
    a cigarette or a cigar. : That root you're smoking sure stinks.
  2. in.
    to eat food like a pig. : Bart is downstairs rooting now. It won't take that slob long to eat.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases


In addition to the idioms beginning with root, also see put down roots; take root.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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