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Definition of uproot verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˌʌpˈrʊt//
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they uproot
    he / she / it uproots
    past simple uprooted
    -ing form uprooting
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  1. 1[transitive] uproot something to pull a tree, plant, etc. out of the ground The storms uprooted a number of large trees.
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to leave a place where you have lived for a long time; to make someone do this We decided to uproot and head for Florida. uproot yourself/somebody If I accept the job, it will mean uprooting my family and moving to Hong Kong.
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