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

  • transitive verb To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
  • transitive verb To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
  • transitive verb To force to leave an accustomed or native location.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To root up; tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; remove utterly; eradicate; extirpate.

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

  • transitive verb To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate.

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

  • verb To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to extirpate.
  • verb by extension To remove utterly; to eradicate.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
  • verb move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots

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