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uproot

verb [T]  us   /ʌpˈrut/

uproot verb [T] (PULL)

to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground

uproot verb [T] (REMOVE)

to remove someone from his or her home or usual surroundings: He had been with the team six years and didn't wish to uproot his family to play in a different city.
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