Definition of “uproot” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ʌpˈruːt/

to pull a tree or plant out of the ground:

Hundreds of trees were uprooted in the storm.

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.

(Definition of “uproot” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)