put down roots


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put down roots

To establish something, someone, or oneself as a permanent resident or establishment in a certain place. I'd been living in this country for a few years, but it wasn't until I had kids that I felt like I had really put down roots here. The company is keen to put down roots in the region, which they see as a huge untapped market potential.
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put down roots

Settle somewhere, become established, as in We've put down roots here and don't want to move away. This metaphoric expression, first recorded in 1921, likens the rooting of a plant to human settlement.
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put down roots

1. If you put down roots, you make a place your home, for example by making friends and taking part in activities there. Servicemen and women are rarely in the same place long enough to put down roots and buy their own home. When they got to Montana they stayed and put down roots.
2. If something puts down roots somewhere, it becomes firmly established there, so that it is likely to last and to be successful in the future. The party increased its share of the poll and also put down roots in areas where it had previously been weak or even non-existent. Democracy is finally putting down roots in the region.
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put down roots

begin to lead a settled life in a particular place.
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put down (new) ˈroots

go to live in a place and gradually become part of a local community: We’ve moved around a lot because of my job and it seems to get more difficult to put down new roots each time. OPPOSITE: pull up stakes
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put down roots

To establish a permanent residence in a locale.
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Autumn planting allows the plants to put down roots and prepare for the season ahead.
From the early time of Christianity when Gnosticism put down roots, through Rosicrucianism and Freemasonry at the time of the French and American Revolutions, to today's rejection of a personal God and indifference towards the Christian faith, there have always been those who look internally for complete control of their own lives.
Looking forward to his role with relish - and to welcoming racegoers to York's new pounds 20 million Ebor Stand, which will be unveiled tomorrow - Derby has put down roots in the village of Gilling, near Ampleforth, with his wife Polly.
ROYAL Navy officers put down roots in Coventry this week when they donated a Millennium oak tree to a city school.
She had realized instinctively that if dance in our country was to be equal in stature to music and theater, it would have to put down roots and become part of the daily life in every American community, large or small.
Noting the wide variety of ethnic groups that have put down roots in the city, the United Nations recently named Toronto the world's most multicultural city.
The coalition should be encouraging the young to put down roots in Scotland's towns and cities before we lose them to emigration.
25 years ago A GIFT from Labour leader Neil Kinnock would help newly selected candidate for Redcar Mo Mowlam to put down roots in the town.
ALAN PARDEW'S campaign to earn the respect of the Toon Army will see him put down roots in the north-east.
THEO ROBINSON is hoping to put down roots after completing his move to Millwall.
Phillip's job as a company director has always dictated where they live, but now they've decided to put down roots near Darlington in north-east England.
It is an unusual chance to put down roots where it matters in the famous Shropshire town, and the building on offer is well placed for business use, formerly a book shop, with permission for a small restaurant but with scope for residential use too.
But he will almost certainly be offered an extension and he is likely to accept now that he has put down roots in South Wales.
IF former Bee Gee Barry Gibb was looking for inspiration for the country album he plans to record, he could not have picked a more hallowed piece of ground to put down roots.