Definition of at the root of
- Simple greed was at the root of the robbery.
: the usually underground part of a seed plant body that originates usually from the hypocotyl, functions as an organ of absorption, aeration, and food storage or as a means of anchorage and support, and differs from a stem especially in lacking nodes, buds, and leaves
: any subterranean plant part (such as a true root or a bulb, tuber, rootstock, or other modified stem) especially when fleshy and edible
: the part of a tooth within the socket
: to furnish with or enable to develop roots
: to fix or implant by or as if by roots
: to remove altogether by or as if by pulling out by the roots
: to turn up or dig in the earth with the snout : grub
: to poke or dig about
: to turn over, dig up, or discover and bring to light
: to noisily applaud or encourage a contestant or team : cheer
: to wish the success of or lend support to someone or something
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