uproot - definition and synonyms


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present tense
present participleuprooting
past tenseuprooted
past participleuprooted
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to leave the place where you live and go to live somewhere else, especially when you do not want to leave, or to make someone do this

    50,000 refugees had been uprooted and were seeking shelter elsewhere.

    Don was unwilling to uproot from his home in California.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to pull a whole tree or plant from the ground, including all the roots that grow in the soil
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