Rooted to the spot

Rooted to the spot
  If someone is rooted to the spot, they canot move, either physically or they cannot think their way out of a problem.

Dictionary of English idioms . . 2014.

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  • rooted to the spot — rooted/glued/frozen/to the spot phrase unable to move, usually because you are afraid Martin wanted to run, but he was rooted to the spot. Thesaurus: unable to move or be movedsynonym afraid and frightenedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • rooted to the spot — If someone is rooted to the spot, they canot move, either physically or they cannot think their way out of a problem …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • rooted to the spot —    If someone is rooted to the spot, they canot move, either physically or they cannot think their way out of a problem.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you are so shocked, surprised or scared that you are rooted to the spot, you… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • rooted to the spot — glued/rooted to the spot if you are glued to the spot, you cannot move, usually because you are very shocked or frightened. I stood there rooted to the spot as he came nearer and nearer …   New idioms dictionary

  • rooted to the spot — not able to move. Mary was afraid and wanted to run away, but she was rooted to the spot and watched as the building collapsed …   New idioms dictionary

  • glued to the spot — rooted/glued/frozen/to the spot phrase unable to move, usually because you are afraid Martin wanted to run, but he was rooted to the spot. Thesaurus: unable to move or be movedsynonym afraid and frightenedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • frozen to the spot — rooted/glued/frozen/to the spot phrase unable to move, usually because you are afraid Martin wanted to run, but he was rooted to the spot. Thesaurus: unable to move or be movedsynonym afraid and frightenedsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • glued to the spot — glued/rooted to the spot if you are glued to the spot, you cannot move, usually because you are very shocked or frightened. I stood there rooted to the spot as he came nearer and nearer …   New idioms dictionary

  • spot — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 small mark on the skin ⇨ See also ↑pimple ADJECTIVE ▪ beauty ▪ She had a small beauty spot on the left side of her face. ▪ liver VERB + SPOT ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • spot — spot1 [ spat ] noun count *** ▸ 1 particular place/area ▸ 2 small area of color ▸ 3 relative position ▸ 4 difficult situation ▸ 5 spotlight ▸ 6 small amount of something ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) a particular place on your body: a sore/tender spot: There… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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