Definition of uproot
1 : to remove as if by pulling up
2 : to pull up by the roots
3 : to displace from a country or traditional habitat
Examples of uproot in a sentence
Many trees were uprooted by the storm.
Will we ever be able to uproot racial prejudice?
Taking the job would mean uprooting my family.
First Known Use of uproot
Synonym Discussion of uproot
UPROOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of uproot for English Language Learners
: 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
UPROOT Defined for Kids
Definition of uproot for Students
1 : to take out by or as if by pulling up by the roots <Many trees were uprooted by the storm.>
2 : to take, send, or force away from a country or a traditional home <Taking the job would mean moving and uprooting the family.>
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