uproot
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ʌpˈɹuːt/
Verb

uproot (uproots, present participle uprooting; past and past participle uprooted) (transitive)

  1. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
  2. (by extension) To remove from a familiar circumstance, especially suddenly and unwillingly.
  3. (figurative) To destroy utterly; to eradicate, exterminate.
    Synonyms: benothing
Synonyms


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