root on

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v root on spur on or encourage especially by cheers and shouts "The crowd cheered the demonstrating strikers"
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Usage

In literature:

Many honest men are astray on this point and think attitudes justifiable that are at the root of all our failures.
"Principles of Freedom" by Terence J. MacSwiney
If we don't find land there we'll camp on mangrove roots.
"Dick in the Everglades" by A. W. Dimock
The tule-rat lives on roots on the land, but is not active or strong enough to be injurious.
"Northern California, Oregon, and the Sandwich Islands" by Charles Nordhoff
When Christ appears on the symbolic stage, he is introduced by the elder as "the Lion of the tribe of Juda," and "the Root of David.
"The Revelation Explained" by F. Smith
They eat no flesh, living entirely on roots, rice, and milk.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
We saw, you remember, that the ivy-leaved Toadflax on the wall by the foldyard steps sent out fresh roots from its stems as it grew.
"Wildflowers of the Farm" by Arthur Owens Cooke
It grows very slowly, especially when on its own roots, but succeeds better when grafted on another kind.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
They subsist chiefly on roots and fish, and the bark of a tree, which I am told grows also in the West Indies.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 14" by Robert Kerr
There's five thousand Mormons on ahead, praisin' God every jump an' eatin' the grass below the roots.
"The Covered Wagon" by Emerson Hough
Next a Purple Blackbird came and used the hole, piling up a lot of roots with mud on them.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
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In poetry:

I'll just be what I am
Without root without branch without crown
I'll lean on myself
On my own bumps and bruises
"Give Me Back My Rags #12" by Vasko Popa
To give you always stars above,
And always roses on the bough--
But then the Tree's own root is Love,
Love, love, all love, I vow.
"A New Year Letter" by Richard Le Gallienne
The phantom mist, that is moonbeam-kissed,
On hills where the trees are thinned,
When Autumn leans at the oak-root's scarp,
Playing a harp
Of wind.
"A Threnody" by Madison Julius Cawein
'That herb of clay-disdaining root,
From stars secreting what it feeds on,
Is burnt-out passion's slag and soot
Fit soil to strew its dainty seeds on?
"Arcadia Rediviva" by James Russell Lowell
I don't want so much misery.
I don't want to go on as a root and a tomb,
alone under the ground, a warehouse with corpses,
half frozen, dying of grief.
"Walking Around" by Pablo Neruda
But he left their wigwams and their love.
By the hour of dawn he was proud and stark,
Kissed the Indian babes with a sigh,
Went forth to live on roots and bark,
Sleep in the trees, while the years howled by--
"In Praise Of Johnny Applseed" by Vachel Lindsay

In news:

MILLVILLE — Rusted Root will perform at the New Jersey Motorsports Park on Thursday, Aug 23, at 7:30 pm.
Although his success on the standup circuit has moved him away from improvisational comedy, Rory Scovel has hardly abandoned the on-the-spot spontaneity of his roots.
For two days now I've been rooting for Blake Shelton to win the Must Follow Artist on Twitter award over on the O Music Awards.
Tucked above the Old Spaghetti Factory on Elliott Avenue, a new venture capital model is taking root.
Karl Denson on musical roots, moving on after Lenny Kravitz and creating Beastie Boys tribute.
Square Root Salon is committed to a culture of creativity and growth based on inspiring education, quality techniques and teamwork.
My roots in radio go back to a gift from my grandmother of a transistor radio from the local hardware store on Irving St in San Francisco when I was about 6 years old.
Cedar Grovers Take Root on Staten Island Beach.
On The Thistle & Shamrock, award-winning radio host Fiona Ritchie explores evolving music from Celtic roots in Europe and North America.
Americans are missing out on a chance to learn about the roots of the global warming movement.
Roots, Ting Tings , Little Ones on 'Yo Gabba'.
Each and every year, there are a handful of departing college basketball players who stick with you, whom you can't help but root for as they leave the college game and move on to whatever phase of their careers comes next.
Don't put topsoil on exposed tree roots: Ask the Ground Crew.
Beth Tucker of the IRS describes the challenges in rooting out fraud to a House subcommittee on Nov 29.
With their roots on the street corners of Pike Place Market in Seattle, "The Coats" have become one the the most in-demand performing acts in the United States.
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In science:

Howe: Real polynomials with all roots on the unit circle and abelian varieties over finite fields, J.
On the existence of absolutely simple abelian varieties of a given dimension over an arbitrary field
If R is a reduced root system with root lattice Q and E is an elliptic curve, then X := Hom(Q, E ) is an abelian variety on which the Weyl group W of R acts.
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
In fact, on the disc {z : |z | ≤ 0.663} the functions satisfy the following: there exists δ > 0 such that for every j ≥ 6 the equation σj (z ) = 1 has the unique real simple root on [0, 1].
Average number of distinct part sizes in a random Carlitz composition
The condition 0 ≤ ξa(u) < ∞ only excludes vanishing of the probability of transition towards the root on every active branch of the tree.
Random walks in random environment on trees and multiplicative chaos
The lattice bZ is isomorphic to a sublattice in the root lattice spanned by simple roots marked white on the coloured Dynkin diagram.
Hermitian Characteristics of Nilpotent Elements
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