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English definition of “uproot”

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
(Definition of uproot from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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