take root

[take root] {v. phr.} 1. To form roots so as to be able to live andgrow.

We hope the transplanted apple trees will take root.

2. Tobe accepted; to be adopted; to live and succeed in a new place.

Many European customs failed to take root in the New World.

Theimmigrants to our country took root and began to think of themselvesas Native Americans.