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up·root

uproot

 
 
pronunciation:
uhp rut
part of speech: verb
inflections: uproots, uprooting, uprooted
definition 1: to pull up or tear out of the ground by the roots.
The storm uprooted many trees.
similar words:
pluck, rogue, root, unearth, weed
definition 2: to force to leave a home, native land, or natural environment.
War and famine uprooted the people of that region.
synonyms:
displace
similar words:
dislodge, exile, expel