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uproot

verb

1 uproot

Move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment:
— The war uprooted many people.

synonym: deracinate.



2 uproot

Destroy completely, as if down to the roots:
— The vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted.

synonyms: eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, root out.

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

3 uproot

Pull up by or as if by the roots:
— Uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden.

synonyms: deracinate, extirpate, root out.


Moby thesaurus: abate, abolish, annihilate, avulse, banish, blot out, buck off, cut out, demolish, depose, deracinate, destroy, devastate, dig out, dig up, disentangle, dislodge, dismount, displace, draw ... show more.

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