HyperDic: uproot

English > 3 senses of the word uproot:
VERBsocialuproot, deracinatemove (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
creationuproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminatedestroy completely, as if down to the roots
contactuproot, extirpate, deracinate, root outpull up by or as if by the roots
uproot > pronunciation
Soundsahpruw't
Rhymesabsolute ... tribute: 83 rhymes with uwt...
English > uproot: 3 senses > verb 1, social
MeaningMove (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The war uprooted many people"
Synonymderacinate
BroaderdisplaceCause to move, usually with force or pressure
Spanishdesarraigar
Catalandesarrelar
English > uproot: 3 senses > verb 2, creation
MeaningDestroy completely, as if down to the roots.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted""root out corruption"
Synonymseradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate
Broaderdestroy, destructDo away with, cause the destruction or undoing of
Spanishdesarraigar, erradicar, exterminar, extirpar
Catalandesarrelar, erradicar, exterminar, extirpar
Nounsuprootera person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to
English > uproot: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningpull up by or as if by the roots.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
Synonymsextirpate, deracinate, root out
NarrowerstubPull up (weeds) by their roots
Broadermove, displaceCause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense
Spanishdesarraigar, erradicar, extirpar, extraer, sacar
Catalandesarrelar, extirpar, extraure, extreure, treure

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