To strike root

to send forth roots; to become fixed in the earth, etc., by a root; hence, in general, to become planted, fixed, or established; to increase and spread; as, an opinion takes root.
- Milton.

See also: Root

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It will also allow tolerance and respect for pluralism and diversity to strike root in Palestinian political culture.
Even when they eventually leave Europe and reach the land of Israel, they fail to strike root. Their nightmarish past dictates their present and haunts their future.
Select a branch that arches low to the ground, and bury a section of it to strike roots. Once it strikes roots, it can be severed from the parent bush and transplanted.
Zhaohui meanwhile realises that the idea being altogether new it may take time to strike roots.
They primarily show Indian language channels and have managed to strike roots within the "large South Asian viewer base here".
On the other hand, Marcos Bilico Vale Regional Manager said that the Sultanate has managed in 41 years to strike roots among its neighbors as an incubator for developmental projects, based on Oman 2020 vision which aims at achieving sustainable growth in an economy driven by private sector and moves toward export increase.
The 863 programme has funded the wind power industry, though protectionism has helped it to strike roots in China.
Both novels deal with immigrant families striving to strike roots in the hostile environment of Eretz-Israel, and the problems entailed are told from a child's point of view.
The insurgency might have erupted anyway; it would not have been able to strike roots in such fertile ground.