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uproot

verb [T]
 
 
/ʌpˈruːt/
TREE to pull a tree or plant out of the ground: Hundreds of trees were uprooted in the storm.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsGardening - general words
PERSON to make someone leave a place where they have been living for a long time: The war has uprooted nearly half the country's population.Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of thingsEvicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
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