(en adjective )
Fixed in one position; immobile; unable to move.
* 2002 , Peter Loizos, Chapter Two: Misconceiving refugees?”, Renos K. Papadopoulos (editor), ”Therapeutic Care for Refugees: No Place Like Home ,
- She stayed rooted in place.
- Those with fewest attachments or obligations may be most vulnerable to transitions from a more rooted life, before flight, to the new as-yet unrooted or uprooted life.
(figuratively) Ingrained, as through repeated use; entrenched; habitual or instinctive.
* 1782 May, Isaac Kimber, Edward Kimber (editors), The Link-Boy”, ”The London Magazine, or, Gentleman?s Monthly Intelligencer , Volume 51,
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, passage=Six successive defeats had left them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table but, clearly under instructions to attack from the outset, Bolton started far the brighter.}}
* 1985 , Anthony Hyman, Charles Babbage: Pioneer Of The Computer ,
- He will immediately break in on their mo?t rooted prejudices ; and with a kind of malignant ?atisfaction hack their darling notions with un?paring rigour and unblu?hing in?olence.
* 2011 , William P. Ryan, Working from the Heart: A Therapist?s Guide to Heart-Centered Psychotherapy ,
- The greater part of his property he has acquired himself during years of industry ; but with it he has acquired the most rooted habits of suspicion.
Having a basic or fundamental connection (to a thing); based, originating (from).
* 1979 , Edward Digby Baltzell, Puritan Boston and Quaker Philadelphia ,
- With other experiences added on top, the feeling state becomes more entrenched, more rooted .
* 1997 , William E. Reiser, To Hear God?s Word, Listen to the World: The Liberation of Spirituality ,
- Proper Philadelphians, especially before they became Episcopalians, and the unfashionable branches of their families to this day are surely more rooted in Westtown than St. Paul?s, the fashionable favorite.
* 2008 , Michael Allen Gillespie, The Theological Origins of Modernity ,
- For what is gradually taking hold, I think, is a way of drawing near to God that is far more rooted‘ in history and far more ‘ rooted in the gospel than we have been accustomed to.
(mathematics, graph theory, of a tree or graph) Having a root.
(slang) In trouble or in strife, screwed.
- This form of humanism posed a greater danger to the monks and clerics than Italian humanism because it was less extravagant, less pagan, and more rooted in an ideal of Christian charity that the church at least nominally shared.
(Australia, New Zealand, slang) Broken, damaged, non-functional.
- I am absolutely rooted if Ferris finds out about this
(computing, uncomparable) Having a root (superuser) account that has been compromised.
- I’m going to have to call a mechanic, my car’s rooted .
- You are rooted . All your base are belong to us.
(en adjective )
(slang) drunk or intoxicated; stoned; zonked
- I’m getting zooted on this drink.