Meaning of “uproot” in the English Dictionary

"uproot" in American English

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uprootverb [ 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.

(Definition of “uproot” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)