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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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This followed the uprooting earlier of 120 olive trees in Wadi Qana.
In a review he wrote on this issue, Atyaf Alwazir, a young Muslim American, stated that the uprooting of trees from Palestinian lands violates the Paris Protocols,The Hagueand Geneva Conventions and the Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural Rights.
The villagers reproached the gendarmes who arrived at the scene after the uprooting of the trees.
Uprooting the olive trees and the possible resumption of uprooting has taken place although the Israel court made its ruling and gave the farmers the right to handle their properties in the manner they desire," he said.
Mechanical uprooting means removing coppice with the roots.
Local government authorities were also present for to witness the uprooting of qat, in the land of the two farmers, which took place on February 23.
Reacting to the new US Afghanistan policy the Foreign office spokesman in a statement said Pakistan is committed to uprooting terrorism from our region and in advancing the cause of peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Besides, scores of vehicles were damaged due to the uprooting of trees.
2 : to take, send, or force away from a country or a traditional home <Taking the job would mean moving and uprooting the family.
Changes include the uprooting of unprofitable vineyards in return for compensation, in a bid to ensure that only the most competitive units remain and that the volume of production is not excessive.
Local church officials say the uprooting is part of a general makeover of the plaza and not solely for the papal visit.
Sometimes, when I'm weeding, the simple action of plunging the fork into the earth, uprooting the plant, and shaking loose the soil that clings to its roots is very soothing.
This special subdivision will be home to 65 families displaced last summer when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck the Gulf Coast, killing people, destroying homes, and uprooting trees.
Besides uprooting sidewalks and driveways, the trees also shed seed burrs that are dangerous to people walking.
The fate of Netzarim is the fate of Tel Aviv" - activists of the National Home organization plan to actualize that statement, made by Prime Minister Ariel Sharon when he was running for re-election against the Labor Party's Amram Mitzna, who proposed uprooting Netzarim in the central Gaza region.