Definition of Rootle

1. Verb. Dig with the snout. "The pig was rooting for truffles"

Exact synonyms: Root, Rout
Generic synonyms: Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over



Definition of Rootle

1. Verb. (of an animal) to dig into the ground, with the snout ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rootle

1. to dig in the ground as with the snout [v -TLED, -TLING, -TLES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rootle

roothairs
roothold
rootholds
rootier
rooties
rootiest
rootiness
rootinesses
rooting
rooting reflex
rootings
rootkit
rootkits
rootkitted
rootkitting
rootle (current term)
rootled
rootles
rootless
rootlessly
rootlessness
rootlessnesses
rootlet
rootlet system
rootlets
rootlike
rootling
rootlings
roots
roots of olfactory tract

Literary usage of Rootle

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"grave (rare and archaic), excavate; spec, costean, grub, dike, ditch, mine, spade, root, rootle, spud, rout (chiefly dial.), hoe, shovel, mattock, channel, ..."

2. A Practical Dictionary of the English and German Languages by Felix Flügel, Johann Gottfried Flügel (1861)
"... carding or combing machine; — (tube, /. card- room; —rootle, /. 1. carding wool, wool that is to be carded; 2. carded or combed wool. ..."

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