Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To uproot.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To tear up by the roots; extirpate; eradicate: as, to unroot an oak.
  • To be torn up by the roots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To be torn up by the roots.
  • transitive verb To tear up by the roots; to eradicate; to uproot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To uproot

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Examples

  • To reflect upon the tragedies of the Holocaust and Genocides is to unroot the belief of "other" as we begin to see clearly our brothers, sister, mothers, fathers throughout this world.

    Center for Spiritual Living hosts Holocausts and Genocides educationa event | RELIGION Blog | dallasnews.com

  • Is this as important within communities in which families are broken and offspring move around and unroot themselves?

    Néojaponisme » Blog Archive » Otaku and Zen Buddhism?

  • For me, there's something about traveling--maybe a sense of being geographically and temporally unmoored--that brings out a bit of the crazy: I find myself bursting into tears or skipping around and singing, either full of manic energy or suddenly unable to unroot myself from my hotel room.

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  • For me, there's something about traveling--maybe a sense of being geographically and temporally unmoored--that brings out a bit of the crazy: I find myself bursting into tears or skipping around and singing, either full of manic energy or suddenly unable to unroot myself from my hotel room.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • And our problem today is very much psychological, not only political, how to unroot, how to overcome the untold amount of suspicion, of suffering on all sides.

    CNN Transcript - Sunday Morning News: Shimon Peres Talks About Death of Leah Rabin - November 12, 2000

  • My effort was to secure the creation of a Federal Commission which should neither excuse nor tolerate monopoly, but prevent it when possible and unroot it when discovered; and which should in addition effectively control and regulate all big combinations, and should give honest business certainty as to what the law was and security as long as the law was obeyed.

    XII. The Big Stick and the Square Deal

  • Why should I unroot you from your place where you have lived so long -- from your flowers, and your landscape, and your pretty rooms that were always a comfort to think of in that horrible time when I was away?

    The Marriage of Elinor

  • The causes that unroot these weeds at depths where it is generally thought the sea is but slightly agitated, are not sufficiently known.

    Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America

  • My present idea, if nothing should arise to unroot me sooner, is to stay here until the middle of May, then plant the family at Boulogne, and come with Catherine and Georgy home for two or three weeks.

    The Letters of Charles Dickens Vol. 1 (of 3), 1833-1856

  • Actually, ask the mighty YouTube- it's got some great video tutorial walkthroughs for Mac, PC, and Linux users, and you can even find out how to unroot your device, and how to get the Amazon Premium services back on your rooted device.

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