October 05, 2020
Learner's Word of the Day
uproot /ˌʌpˈruːt/ verb
uproot
/ˌʌpˈruːt/
verb

uproots; uprooted; uprooting

Tree uprooted by a storm
Tree uprooted by a storm
Learner's definition of UPROOT

[+ object]

1 : to pull (a plant and its root) completely out of the ground

  • uproot a vine

  • Many trees were uprooted by the storm.

2 : to remove (something) completely

  • Will we ever be able to uproot racial prejudice?

3 : to make (someone) leave home and move to a different place

  • families uprooted by war

  • Taking the job would mean uprooting my family.

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