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uproot

up·root

uproot

 
pronunciation:
uhp rut
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: uprooted, uprooting, uproots
definition 1: to pull up or tear out of the ground by the roots.
The storm uprooted many trees.
synonyms:
deracinate, eradicate
antonyms:
root
similar words:
excise, extirpate, pluck, rogue, root, unearth, weed
definition 2: to force to leave a home, native land, or natural environment.
The population was uprooted by the famine.It is unhealthy to uproot young children.
synonyms:
deracinate, displace
similar words:
dislodge, exile, expatriate, expel, ostracize, relocate