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

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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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