uproot

  • 1 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. [1913 Webster] Trees uprooted left their place. Dryden. [1913 Webster] At his command the uprooted hills retired. Milton.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 uproot — index destroy (efface), dislodge, eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, evict, exclude, extirpate …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 uproot — 1590s (implied in uprooted), in the figurative sense, from UP (Cf. up) + ROOT (Cf. root). The literal sense is first recorded 1690s. Related: Uprooted; uprooting …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 uproot — eradicate, deracinate, extirpate, *exterminate, wipe Analogous words: *abolish, extinguish, annihilate, abate: supplant, displace, replace, supersede: subvert, overthrow, *overturn: *destroy, demolish Antonyms: establish: inseminate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 uproot — [v] destroy; rip out of a place abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out, demolish, deracinate, dig up, displace, do away with*, eliminate, eradicate, excavate, exile, exterminate, extirpate, extract, move, overthrow, overturn, pull up, remove, root… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 uproot — ► VERB 1) pull (a plant, tree, etc.) out of the ground. 2) move (someone) from their home or a familiar location …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 uproot — [up ro͞ot′] vt. 1. to tear up by the roots 2. to destroy or remove utterly; eradicate 3. to remove or force from home or native land …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 uproot — [[t]ʌpru͟ːt[/t]] uproots, uprooting, uprooted 1) VERB If you uproot yourself or if you are uprooted, you leave, or are made to leave, a place where you have lived for a long time. [V pron refl] ...the trauma of uprooting themselves from their… …

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  • 9 uproot — UK [ʌpˈruːt] / US [ʌpˈrut] verb Word forms uproot : present tense I/you/we/they uproot he/she/it uproots present participle uprooting past tense uprooted past participle uprooted 1) [intransitive/transitive] to leave the place where you live and… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 uproot — v. (D; tr.) to uproot from (they were uprooted from their homes) * * * [ˌʌp ruːt] (D; tr.) to uproot from (they were uprooted from their homes) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 11 uproot — uprootedness, n. uprooter, n. /up rooht , root /, v.t. 1. to pull out by or as if by the roots: The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles. 2. to remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment: The industrial… …

    Universalium

  • 12 uproot — verb Uproot is used with these nouns as the object: ↑tree …

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  • 13 uproot — transitive verb Date: circa 1620 1. to remove as if by pulling up 2. to pull up by the roots 3. to displace from a country or traditional habitat Synonyms: see exterminate • uprootedness noun • uprooter noun …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 uproot — verb a) To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate. b) To remove utterly; to eradicate …

    Wiktionary

  • 15 uproot — Synonyms and related words: abate, abolish, annihilate, avulse, banish, blot out, buck off, cut out, demolish, depose, deracinate, destroy, devastate, dig out, dig up, disentangle, dislodge, dismount, displace, draw, draw out, dredge, dredge up,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 uproot — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. extirpate, eradicate, root out, abolish, destroy. See extraction, destruction. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. eradicate, extract, remove, tear up by the roots, excavate, pull up, weed out, rip up. III… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 uproot — up|root [ʌpˈru:t] v [I and T] 1.) to pull a plant and its roots out of the ground 2.) to make someone leave their home for a new place, especially when this is difficult or upsetting ▪ He rejected the idea of uprooting himself and moving to… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 uproot — up|root [ ʌp rut ] verb transitive 1. ) to pull a whole tree or plant from the ground, including all the roots that grow in the soil 2. ) to force someone out of the place where they live: 50,000 refugees have been uprooted by the war. Floods in… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 uproot — v. pull a plant and its roots out of the ground; extirpate, root something out completely; displace, remove from a native environment …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 uproot — verb 1》 pull (a plant, tree, etc.) out of the ground. 2》 move (someone) from their home or a familiar location. 3》 eradicate. Derivatives uprooter noun …

    English new terms dictionary