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uproot (someone or something) from (something or some place)

1. To remove the entirety of some plant from some material, container, or location. They uprooted the rare plant from the nursery and moved it to a protected area in its native region. The gale-force winds uprooted several trees from the ground.
2. To cause or force someone or some group to leave their established location. The government has been uprooting hundreds of people in the region because of the oil deposits in the ground beneath them. They want to uproot our entire operation because of the tax benefits in Switzerland. The nature of my wife's work meant that our family was being uprooted every few years to a different part of the country.
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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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Uprooted people are those forced to leave their communities: those who flee because of persecution and war, those who are forcibly displaced because of environmental devastation and those who are compelled to seek sustenance in a city or abroad because they cannot survive at home.
Service to uprooted people has always been recognized as diaconia - although it has been peripheral to the life of many churches.
As government policies become more restrictive and public hostility against foreigners intensifies in every region, churches are challenged as never before to make a choice: will they choose to be the church of the stranger and take the side of the uprooted or will they choose to turn away or ignore the problem?
In some countries, to work with the uprooted is dangerous.
Uprooted people remind us that ours is an unjust world.
Millions have been uprooted by the violence: 30 million are internally displaced within their countries' borders while another 19.5 million have become refugees in other countries.
As the numbers of uprooted people increase worldwide, the will to provide protection for them is declining sharply.
While societies ultimately cannot cope with unlimited numbers of displaced people, too little attention and too few resources are directed to preventing and resolving the conditions that uproot people in the first place.
International legal standards are not upheld with regard to the particular needs of uprooted women and children for protection.
For those uprooted from their communities, the loss of human dignity is an overpowering consequence of displacement, regardless of class or gender.
Uprooted people experience multiple losses: of family, friends and community; of familiar spiritual, religious and cultural structures that nurture and define basic human identity; of social status; of property, employment and economic resources.
Violence, rejection and racist hostility against uprooted people compound traumas of forced migration by restricting mobility, participation in society and the ability to obtain employment and services in places of transit or refuge.
The threat and effects of sexual violence against uprooted women and girls violates their human dignity and integrity and undermines their participation in society.
The challenge of prophesy and of Jesus' teachings is to liberate and equip Christians to have the courage to work for alternative community, to work for peace and justice, which is to address the causes that uproot people.
The biblical challenge to build inclusive community requires us to accompany the uprooted in service and witness.