from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
- transitive v. To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
- transitive v. To force to leave an accustomed or native location.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
- v. To remove utterly; to eradicate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To root up; tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; remove utterly; eradicate; extirpate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. pull up by or as if by the roots
- v. move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
- v. destroy completely, as if down to the roots
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