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.
Recent Examples of uproot from the Web
The problem is that uprooting her family would come with great sacrifice.
This year, destructive and deadly wildfires have ravaged California, hollowing out homes and uprooting lives.
But from a timing standpoint, such a trade would uproot a talent that belongs to a generation of fans who didn’t live through 14 straight losing seasons.
During its march up Florida's west coast, Irma swamped homes, uprooted trees, and flooded streets.
At press time, at least 26 people have died due to the wildfires, over 460 missing people are still unaccounted for, and 20,000 have been uprooted from their homes.
Photos posted on Facebook from St. Croix by Virgin Islands' local public television station, WTJX-TV, showed fallen utility and telephone poles, tangled wires, uprooted trees and storm shutters ripped from buildings.
The high winds tore roofs from buildings, uprooted trees, toppled power lines, and blocked roads across central and northern Cuba.
The weather service said several soft and hardwood trees were snapped or uprooted by the tornado and some of those trees damaged well-built, single-family homes.
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First Known Use of uproot
Synonym Discussion of uproot
- exterminate cockroaches
- many species have been extirpated from the area
- a campaign to eradicate illiteracy
- the war uprooted thousands
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Definition of uproot for Students
- Many trees were uprooted by the storm.
- Taking the job would mean moving and uprooting the family.
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