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English verb: root out

1. root out (contact) pull up by or as if by the roots


SamplesUproot the vine that has spread all over the garden.


Synonymsderacinate, extirpate, uproot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)displace, move


Narrower (hyponym)stub

2. root out (creation) destroy completely, as if down to the roots


SamplesThe vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted.
Root out corruption.


Synonymseradicate, exterminate, extirpate, uproot


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct









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