take root
phrasal 1. to become rooted 2. to become fixed or established

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • take root — {v. phr.} 1. To form roots so as to be able to live and grow. * /We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root./ 2. To be accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place. * /Many European customs failed to take root in the New… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take root — {v. phr.} 1. To form roots so as to be able to live and grow. * /We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root./ 2. To be accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place. * /Many European customs failed to take root in the New… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Take Root — Take Root, a non profit organization funded by the US Department of Justice, [ [http://www.takeroot.org/home.php Take Root official web site home page] See note in lower left hand corner of home page; retrieved October 19, 2007] [… …   Wikipedia

  • take root — If something like an idea or system takes root, it becomes established, accepted or believed …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • take root — ► take root become fixed or established. Main Entry: ↑root …   English terms dictionary

  • take\ root — v. phr. 1. To form roots so as to be able to live and grow. We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root. 2. To be accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place. Many European customs failed to take root in the New World. The …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take root — 1) leave the plants to take root Syn: germinate, sprout, establish, strike, take 2) Christianity took root in Persia Syn: become established, take hold; develop, thrive, flourish …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • take root — verb a) To grow roots into soil. Those tulip bulbs have taken root. b) To become established, to take hold. The new regulations have yet to take root …   Wiktionary

  • take root — 1) if a plant takes root, it begins to grow somewhere 2) if an idea, belief, or system takes root, it becomes established and accepted Compromise is essential if peace is to take root in this troubled area …   English dictionary

  • take root — if an idea, belief, or system takes root somewhere, it starts to be accepted or established there. Democracy is now struggling to take root in most of these countries …   New idioms dictionary

  • take root — become fixed or established. → root …   English new terms dictionary

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