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Definition of Uproot

Uproot

  1. To root up; to tear up by the roots, or as if by the roots; to remove utterly; to eradicate; to extirpate.

Uproot Quotations

For sin is just this, what man cannot by its very nature do with his whole being; it is possible to silence the conflict in the soul, but it is not possible to uproot it.
Martin Buber

I do not come bearing a party label on my sleeve - or a quick fix in my back pocket. I do not come with a rigid ideology in my heart - or a soul that tells me to go it alone. I do not come to uproot tradition - or to be imprisoned by it.
Ted Kulongoski

It's actually very hard when you're settled in one place to completely uproot yourself and go.
Jo Brand

I understand what it's like to come with your family, and to uproot yourself and come to another culture. You need a lot of support. People say, 'She's got her daughter; she's got her husband.' Yeah, but she hasn't got anyone else.
Emma Thompson

If there is an art of living, it is not something that can be taught timelessly. We have lessons to learn from Aristotle et al, for sure, but not if we simply uproot them from their epoch and stamp them into 21st-century soil.
Julian Baggini
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Uproot Translations

uproot in German is entwurzeln
uproot in Spanish is desarraigar

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