n. a cigarette or a cigar. : That root you're smoking sure stinks.
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
root and branch
Utterly, completely, as in The company has been transformed root and branch by the new management. Alluding to both the underground and aboveground parts of a tree, this idiom was first recorded in 1640.