be rooted in (something)

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be rooted in (something)

To originate in or stem from something. The decline of this city is rooted in the move away from local steel in the 1980s. Their form of government is rooted in socialism, though it also has elements of capitalism.
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rooted in something

based on something; connected to a source or cause. The civil war was rooted in old cultural hatred. This fictional book was rooted in actual events.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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