uproot: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (up-rt', -root'), [key]
- to pull out by or as if by the roots: The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles.
- to remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment: The industrial revolution uprooted large segments of the rural population.
- to destroy or eradicate as if by pulling out roots: The conquerors uprooted many of the native traditions.
- to displace, as from a home or country; tear away, as from customs or a way of life: to uproot a people.
- to become uprooted.
- uproot (Thesaurus)