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- v. To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To tear up by the roots; to draw away.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pull up by the roots; pull away by force; tear violently away.
- Same as arase.
Old English aracen, arasen, Old French arachier, esracier, French arracher, from Latin exradicare, eradicare. The prefix a- is perhaps due to Latin ab. See eradicate. (Wiktionary)