rooted to

rooted to (something or some place)

1. Firmly physically attached to something with or as with roots. You'll need to make sure the posts are rooted to the ground before you start nailing on the rails and pickets. The trees had been rooted to the soil for so long that they had actually become interconnected underground.
2. Fixed in place; unable or unwilling to move. She beckoned me to follow her down into the dark cellar, but my feet were rooted to the spot with fear. The warriors stood rooted to the ground as the enemy advanced on horseback.
3. Having a strong connection, association, or affiliation with some place or thing. Our family has been rooted to this city for generations. After spending so many years traveling from place to place, it feels good to finally be rooted to a country I can call home.
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*rooted to something

[of someone] firmly attached to something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) She is firmly rooted to her homeland and has no intention of emigrating. The farmer is rooted to the land and will not leave.
See also: root
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We needed a grass roots cricketer like Root to come through and remove our longrooted fears branch and root, so root for Root to root out the root problem by not ending up rooted to the spot but putting down roots to build a top innings instead.
2 : to attach by or as if by roots <He was rooted to his chair.