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English verb: uproot

1. uproot (social) move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment

SamplesThe war uprooted many people.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)displace

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

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

Synonymseradicate, exterminate, extirpate, root out

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

Broader (hypernym)destroy, destruct

3. uproot (contact) pull up by or as if by the roots

SamplesUproot the vine that has spread all over the garden.

Synonymsderacinate, extirpate, root out

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

Broader (hypernym)displace, move

Narrower (hyponym)stub

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