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uproot someone from

some place Fig. to cause someone to move from a well-established home or setting. You should not uproot people from the land in which they were born. I just couldn't uproot myself from my home.
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uproot something from some place

to take up a plant or tree, roots and all. Wally uprooted the bush from the backyard and replanted it on the other side of the house. Who uprooted a rosebush from my garden?
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References in classic literature ?
the solid rocks cracked to their base, and separated like blocks beneath the operation of the wedge; a portion of the vault was carried up towards heaven, as if it had been built of cardboard; the green and blue and topaz conflagration and black lava of liquefactions clashed and combated an instant beneath a majestic dome of smoke; then oscillated, declined, and fell successively the mighty monoliths of rock which the violence of the explosion had not been able to uproot from the bed of ages; they bowed to each other like grave and stiff old men, then prostrating themselves, lay down forever in their dusty tomb.
He looked up at the two perched high above him, his red-rimmed eyes blazing with insane hatred, and then he wound his trunk about the bole of the tree, spread his giant feet wide apart and tugged to uproot the jungle giant.
The Wild Sow, whom you see daily digging up the earth, wishes to uproot the oak, so she may on its fall seize our families as food for her young.
When they once get hold you may uproot the tree but you won't shake them off the branch.
Tantor, who can uproot great trees, trembles with fear at the sound of a broken twig.
He wants to uproot the tree and if he uproots it, he'll kill it,'' Shaw said.