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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.


Synonymsderacinate


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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