- 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 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.
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//