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root out

verb

1 root out

Pull up by or as if by the roots.

synonyms: deracinate, extirpate, uproot.

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

Roget 297: give exit, give vent to; let out, give out, pour out, squeeze out, send out; dispatch, despatch; exhale, excern, excrete; embogue; secrete, ... show more



2 root out

Destroy completely, as if down to the roots:
— Root out corruption.

synonyms: eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, uproot.

Roget 301: extract, draw; take out, draw out, pull out, tear out, pluck out, pick out, get out; wring from, wrench; extort; root up, weed up, ... show more

Dutch: ontwortelen, uitgeroeid, ontworteld, verdelgen


Moby thesaurus: abate, abolish, abscind, abstract, amputate, annihilate, avulse, ban, bar, blot out, bob, buck off, cast off, cast out, chuck, clear, clear away, clear out, clear the decks, clip ... show more.

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