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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Pull up by or as if by the roots; Destroy completely, as if down to the roots; Move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment.

Usage examples (37)
  • He rejected the idea of uprooting himself and moving to America.
  • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
  • President Sam Nujoma to "uproot" homosexuality from Namibia, calling it a "foreign and corrupt ideology".
  • The American Federation of Government Employees, however, estimates the move would "uproot" for more
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