Definition of uproot in English:


Line breaks: up¦root
Pronunciation: /ʌpˈruːt


[with object]
  • 2Move (someone) from their home or a familiar location: my father travelled constantly and uprooted his family several times
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    • The women were forced to constantly uproot their families and move to another part of the country in the hope that they would be able to live in peace.
    • Even if you were offered a job, not many people can afford to uproot their family to move.
    • To ensure success, Chapman then uprooted his family and moved to the USA for three years to build up the client base and develop the manufacturing facility.



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  • The proper thing would be to place the tree uprooters on trial, and to require them, rather than the state, to pay compensation to the injured parties.
  • Extraction of the tree stump is achieved with this known uprooter by manual rotation of the screw threaded spindle which requires great expenditure of force.
  • Should Tower Hamlets Councillors be allowed to act as the social uprooters of the people that make up the borough's ordinary population today?

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