- 1[transitive] uproot something to pull a tree, plant, etc. out of the ground The storms uprooted a number of large trees.
- 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.
NAmE//ˌʌpˈrut//, NAmE//ˌʌpˈrʊt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they uproot
he / she / it uproots
past simple uprooted
-ing form uprooting