uproot Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"uproot" in British English

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uprootverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌpˈruːt/

uproot verb [T] (PLANT)

to ​pull a ​plantincludingitsroots out of the ​ground: Hundreds of ​maturetrees were uprooted in the ​storm.

uproot verb [T] (PERSON)

to ​remove a ​person from ​theirhome or ​usualenvironment: The ​war has uprooted ​nearly two ​thirds of the country's ​population.
(Definition of uproot from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"uproot" in American English

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uprootverb [T]

 us   /ʌpˈrut/

uproot verb [T] (PULL)

to ​pull a ​plantincludingitsroots out of the ​ground

uproot verb [T] (REMOVE)

to ​remove someone from his or her ​home or ​usualsurroundings: He had been with the ​team six ​years and didn't ​wish to uproot his ​family to ​play in a different ​city.
(Definition of uproot from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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