Definition of 'uproot'
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Electricity is still in short supply and 12,000 trees have been uprooted, apparently. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They can be over one mile wide and destroy or uproot entire towns. The Sun (2010) Trees were uprooted and telegraph lines collapsed. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Some trees were uprooted entirely and crashed into the road. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And then we uproot a tree and put it in our sitting room. The Sun (2009)Whole neighbourhoods were uprooted and displaced. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)It's also illegal to uproot protected wild plants. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Thousands of trees were uprooted, blocking roads and crushing cars. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Terrified residents watched as roofs were ripped off, chimneys crashed down and trees were uprooted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One morning in 2001 he found that his trees had been uprooted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Homes and businesses were flooded, cars were washed away and trees uprooted. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Forecasters predicted uprooted trees, power cuts and damage to buildings would result. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Buses and lorries were overturned, trees were uprooted and seals were washed away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Buses and lorries were overturned, tens of thousands of trees were uprooted and seals were washed away. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A nationwide high wind warning was issued and motorists were urged to beware of uprooted trees. The Sun (2016)With winds up to 90mph it is quite likely trees will be uprooted and power lines and buildings damaged. The Sun (2013)Hundreds of houses were washed away, trees were uprooted and all the bridges across the river were torn down. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The solution Young plants uproot easily. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We know of young people who have been uprooted from their homes and placed in provincial centres where they are used as fodder in the great experiment. Times, Sunday Times (2012) Trees were uprooted by 100mph winds at the height of the storms and drivers had to be rescued from cars caught in flash floods. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You may get into trouble if you uproot the whole plant; and there's no point. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Homes were flattened with families inside, trucks thrown in the air, and trees uprooted by tornados up to a mile wide. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'uproot'
British English: uproot 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.
...the trauma of uprooting themselves from their homes.
Definition of uproot from the Collins English Dictionary
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