- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's IV) v.Syn. eradicate, extract, remove, tear up by the roots, excavate, pull up, weed out, rip up.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.root up, root out, extirpate, pull out, rip out, move, weed, remove, eradicate, destroy.IV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To destroy all traces of: abolish, annihilate, blot out, clear, eradicate, erase, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, kill1, liquidate, obliterate, remove, root1 (out or up), rub out, snuff out, stamp out, wipe out. Idioms: do away with, make an end of, put an end to. See HELP, MAKE.
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Uproot — Up*root , v. t. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate. [1913 Webster] Trees uprooted left their place. Dryden. [1913 Webster] At his command the uprooted hills retired. Milton.… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
uproot — index destroy (efface), dislodge, eliminate (eradicate), eradicate, evict, exclude, extirpate … Law dictionary
uproot — 1590s (implied in uprooted), in the figurative sense, from UP (Cf. up) + ROOT (Cf. root). The literal sense is first recorded 1690s. Related: Uprooted; uprooting … Etymology dictionary
uproot — eradicate, deracinate, extirpate, *exterminate, wipe Analogous words: *abolish, extinguish, annihilate, abate: supplant, displace, replace, supersede: subvert, overthrow, *overturn: *destroy, demolish Antonyms: establish: inseminate … New Dictionary of Synonyms
uproot — [v] destroy; rip out of a place abate, abolish, annihilate, blot out, demolish, deracinate, dig up, displace, do away with*, eliminate, eradicate, excavate, exile, exterminate, extirpate, extract, move, overthrow, overturn, pull up, remove, root… … New thesaurus
uproot — ► VERB 1) pull (a plant, tree, etc.) out of the ground. 2) move (someone) from their home or a familiar location … English terms dictionary
uproot — [up ro͞ot′] vt. 1. to tear up by the roots 2. to destroy or remove utterly; eradicate 3. to remove or force from home or native land … English World dictionary
uproot — [[t]ʌpru͟ːt[/t]] uproots, uprooting, uprooted 1) VERB If you uproot yourself or if you are uprooted, you leave, or are made to leave, a place where you have lived for a long time. [V pron refl] ...the trauma of uprooting themselves from their… … English dictionary
uproot — UK [ʌpˈruːt] / US [ʌpˈrut] verb Word forms uproot : present tense I/you/we/they uproot he/she/it uproots present participle uprooting past tense uprooted past participle uprooted 1) [intransitive/transitive] to leave the place where you live and… … English dictionary
uproot — v. (D; tr.) to uproot from (they were uprooted from their homes) * * * [ˌʌp ruːt] (D; tr.) to uproot from (they were uprooted from their homes) … Combinatory dictionary
uproot — uprootedness, n. uprooter, n. /up rooht , root /, v.t. 1. to pull out by or as if by the roots: The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles. 2. to remove violently or tear away from a native place or environment: The industrial… … Universalium