|m. measure word for long and thin things||
|char. base, source; base (of part of body or object); completely, thoroughly||
phr. The root should be uprooted when plucking up the weeds.
v. look for the origin or one's roots, track one's family root
phr. in the last or final analysis (same as 归根结底)
phr. trace back to the root or origin