rootle


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rootle

(ˈruːtəl)
vb
(Botany) (intr) Brit another word for root2

rootle


Past participle: rootled
Gerund: rootling

Imperative
rootle
rootle
Present
I rootle
you rootle
he/she/it rootles
we rootle
you rootle
they rootle
Preterite
I rootled
you rootled
he/she/it rootled
we rootled
you rootled
they rootled
Present Continuous
I am rootling
you are rootling
he/she/it is rootling
we are rootling
you are rootling
they are rootling
Present Perfect
I have rootled
you have rootled
he/she/it has rootled
we have rootled
you have rootled
they have rootled
Past Continuous
I was rootling
you were rootling
he/she/it was rootling
we were rootling
you were rootling
they were rootling
Past Perfect
I had rootled
you had rootled
he/she/it had rootled
we had rootled
you had rootled
they had rootled
Future
I will rootle
you will rootle
he/she/it will rootle
we will rootle
you will rootle
they will rootle
Future Perfect
I will have rootled
you will have rootled
he/she/it will have rootled
we will have rootled
you will have rootled
they will have rootled
Future Continuous
I will be rootling
you will be rootling
he/she/it will be rootling
we will be rootling
you will be rootling
they will be rootling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rootling
you have been rootling
he/she/it has been rootling
we have been rootling
you have been rootling
they have been rootling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rootling
you will have been rootling
he/she/it will have been rootling
we will have been rootling
you will have been rootling
they will have been rootling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rootling
you had been rootling
he/she/it had been rootling
we had been rootling
you had been rootling
they had been rootling
Conditional
I would rootle
you would rootle
he/she/it would rootle
we would rootle
you would rootle
they would rootle
Past Conditional
I would have rootled
you would have rootled
he/she/it would have rootled
we would have rootled
you would have rootled
they would have rootled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.rootle - dig with the snout; "the pig was rooting for truffles"
cut into, delve, dig, turn over - turn up, loosen, or remove earth; "Dig we must"; "turn over the soil for aeration"
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