- to tear up by the roots
- to destroy or remove utterly; eradicate
- to remove or force from home or native land
transitive verbup·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.
(third-person singular simple present uproots, present participle uprooting, simple past and past participle uprooted)