An uprooted tree.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- to tear up by the roots
- to destroy or remove utterly; eradicate
- to remove or force from home or native land
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transitive verb up·root·ed, up·root·ing, up·roots
- To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
- To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
- To force to leave an accustomed or native location.
- up·rootˈed·ness noun
- up·rootˈer noun