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English definition of “uproot”

uproot

verb [T] (PERSON)    /ʌpˈruːt/
to remove a person from their home or usual environment: The war has uprooted nearly two thirds of the country's population.Evicting and forcing to leavePunishing someone by sending them somewhere else
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