"uproots" in the verb sense
1. uproot, deracinate
move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
"The war uprooted many people"
2. uproot, eradicate, extirpate, root out, exterminate
destroy completely, as if down to the roots
"the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted"
"root out corruption"
3. uproot, extirpate, deracinate, root out
pull up by or as if by the roots
"uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden"
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