This page is about the phrasal verb root out
to uncover and punish criminals, especially those abusing positions of trust or authority
get rid of, eradicate
- root out sb The president has promised to root out corrupt politicians and send them to jail.
- root sb out The bank's investigation team targeted several workers suspected of stealing money, and it succeeded in rooting them out.
The police commissioner has vowed to root out
Contributor: Matt Errey