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root (out)

verb

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2 to draw out by force or with effort
  • a dog rooting out a buried toy

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3 to come upon after searching, study, or effort
  • a journalist seeking to root out and expose corruption in the gaming industry

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“Root (out).” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/root%20%28out%29. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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