[ US /əˈpɹut/ ]
[ UK /ʌpɹˈuːt/ ]
  1. pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
  2. destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    root out corruption
  3. move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    The war uprooted many people
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How To Use uproot In A Sentence

  • Pakistan should cooperate with India in uprooting this. Understanding Mumbai, India and terrorism : Law is Cool
  • We know of young people who have been uprooted from their homes and placed in provincial centres where they are used as fodder in the great experiment. Times, Sunday Times
  • Electricity is still in short supply and 12,000 trees have been uprooted, apparently. Times, Sunday Times
  • Rising waters would uproot prosperous farmers from the fertile riverbanks, forcing an estimated 100,000 people to move to higher ground where they could no longer plant corn and wheat.
  • A hunter-gatherer couple stand by an uprooted tree. Times, Sunday Times
  • The floods left a tide of mud and uprooted trees.
  • Sporting thin, jagged leaves upon a succulent, fleshy stem, the herb is easily uprooted and replanted due to its shallow root system.
  • As the sun beats down on Africa, a woman in a veld in the Eastern Cape of South Africa is hunched over her task - uprooting a species of flowering plant.
  • Amidst all that humbles and scathes; amidst all that shatters from their life its verdure, smites to the dust the pomp and summit of their pride, and in the very heart of existence writeth a sudden and "strange defeature," -- they stand erect, -- riven, not uprooted, -- a monument less of pity than of awe! The Disowned — Complete
  • Many Eastern and Southern Indian nations were uprooted and forced to remove themselves beyond the Mississippi River.
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