Definition of uproot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    uproot

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they uproot
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːt//
     
    he / she / it uproots
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːts//
     
    past simple uprooted
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪd//
     
    past participle uprooted
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪd//
     
    -ing form uprooting
    BrE BrE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌpˈruːtɪŋ//
     
     
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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 somebody do this We decided to uproot and head for Scotland. uproot yourself/somebody If I accept the job, it will mean uprooting my family and moving to Italy.
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