verb up·root \(ˌ)əp-ˈrüt, -ˈrt\

: to pull (a plant and its root) completely out of the ground

: to remove (something) completely

: to make (someone) leave home and move to a different place

Full Definition of UPROOT

transitive verb
:  to remove as if by pulling up
:  to pull up by the roots
:  to displace from a country or traditional habitat
up·root·ed·ness noun
up·root·er noun

Examples of UPROOT

  1. Many trees were uprooted by the storm.
  2. Will we ever be able to uproot racial prejudice?
  3. Taking the job would mean uprooting my family.

First Known Use of UPROOT

circa 1620

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