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Verb: uproot  ,úp'root
  1. Move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    "The war uprooted many people";
    - deracinate
  2. Destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted";
    - eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate
  3. Pull up by or as if by the roots
    "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden";
    - extirpate, deracinate, root out

Derived forms: uprooted, uproots, uprooting

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

Encyclopedia: Uproot