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English Dictionary: uproot by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
uproot
v
  1. move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment; "The war uprooted many people"
    Synonym(s): uproot, deracinate
  2. destroy completely, as if down to the roots; "the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption"
    Synonym(s): uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate
  3. pull up by or as if by the roots; "uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
    Synonym(s): uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root out
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Uproot \Up*root"\, v. t.
      To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots;
      to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate.
  
               Trees uprooted left their place.            --Dryden.
  
               At his command the uprooted hills retired. --Milton.
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