(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. extirpate, eradicate, root out, abolish, destroy. See extraction, destruction.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. eradicate, extract, remove, tear up by the roots, excavate, pull up, weed out, rip up.
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
root up, root out, extirpate, pull out, rip out, move, weed, remove, eradicate, destroy.
(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

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