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Verb: root out  root awt
  1. Pull up by or as if by the roots
    - uproot, extirpate, deracinate
  2. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    "root out corruption";
    - uproot, eradicate, extirpate, exterminate

Derived forms: rooted out, rooting out, roots out

Type of: destroy, destruct, displace, move, spifflicate [Brit, informal], spiflicate [Brit, informal], uncreate [literary]