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uproot

verb [T] uk   /ʌpˈruːt/ us  

uproot verb [T] (PLANT)

to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground: Hundreds of mature trees were uprooted in the storm.

uproot verb [T] (PERSON)

to remove a person from their home or usual environment: The war has uprooted nearly two thirds of the country's population.
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