Definitions

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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Examples

  • President Sam Nujoma to "uproot" homosexuality from Namibia, calling it a "foreign and corrupt ideology".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The official said Sunday the special units will operate in four provinces believed to house senior al-Qaida leaders in a bid to "uproot" terrorism from Yemen.

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  • The Yemeni official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the plan with reporters, said his country is setting up the localized anti-terrorism units to engage al-Qaida operatives in their own strongholds and "uproot" terrorism from

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  • As Israel rolls into Gaza, what are the Jewish and Israeli communities remembering about the IDF's previous ill-fated incursions to "uproot" and "destroy the terrorist infrastructure" while "minimizing civilian casualties"?

    Jewschool

  • Pakistani soldiers were launched on a long-awaited ground offensive to "uproot" Al-Qaeda and the Afghan border yesterday.

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  • Pakistani soldiers were launched on a long-awaited ground offensive to "uproot" Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani troops backed by fighter jets launched a major operation against the

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  • Pakistani soldiers were launched on a long-awaited ground offensive to "uproot" Al-Qaeda and the Pakistani soldiers as the army tries to break the militants 'grip on South Waziristan.

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  • Pakistani army spokesman Major Gen. Athar Abbas confirmed Saturday evening that a full-fledged ground operation was under way and said that it aimed to 'uproot' the Pakistani Taliban.

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  • The American Federation of Government Employees, however, estimates the move would "uproot"

    Later On

  • Those concerns have been increasingly raised on Capitol Hill, where House Communications Subcommittee chairman Rick Boucher (D-Va.) is preparing an online privacy bill. earing on the bill two weeks ago, the ad industry telegraphed that they were almost ready to unveil the guidelines, but also said a strict opt-in regime imposed from Washington could pose a "profound risk" to ad-supported services, and could impair the consumer surfing experience, which could in turn "uproot" the revenue model.

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