rooted to

*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.