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synonyms for uprooting

  • annihilate
  • demolish
  • displace
  • eradicate
  • exterminate
  • overthrow
  • overturn
  • wipe out
  • abate
  • abolish
  • deracinate
  • eliminate
  • excavate
  • exile
  • extirpate
  • extract
  • move
  • remove
  • weed
  • blot out
  • dig up
  • do away with
  • pull up
  • root out
  • tear up
  • weed out
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antonyms for uprooting

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  • bear
  • build
  • create
  • fix
  • help
  • ratify
  • remain
  • stay
  • welcome
  • plant
  • settle
  • sow
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How to use uprooting in a sentence

At best, there will be much for her to endure; I dread an uprooting of long familiar habits for any one of her age.
THE DAUGHTERS OF DANAUSMONA CAIRD
Except for the uprooting, the undermining influences of his war experience, he would have been revolted at his own actions.
THE HIDDEN PLACESBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
The difficulty which was before him now was as trifling as the uprooting of a hazel switch after the conquest of a forest of oaks.
MYSTERIOUS MR. SABINE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
Hence an uprooting and replanting are necessary (a revolution not a reformation) which will give the world a new tree of state.
COMMUNISM AND CHRISTIANISMWILLIAM MONTGOMERY BROWN
It is very helpful to the uprooting of weeds from one's own mind as well as the detection of beams in one's neighbor's eyes.
THE LETTERS OF WILLIAM JAMES, VOL. 1WILLIAM JAMES
The very heat of it appeared to seize the dwarf trees and, uprooting them, to hurl them hundreds of feet in air.
ON THE YUKON TRAILROY J. SNELL
Under the direction of Mbopo, who took matters into his own hands now, the work of uprooting the ivory was begun.
THE BLIND LION OF THE CONGOELLIOTT WHITNEY
They took him over to the sacred hut, and Burt pointed to the ivory tusks, with gestures of uprooting them.
THE BLIND LION OF THE CONGOELLIOTT WHITNEY
Elephants also do a great deal of ploughing by uprooting trees so as to make it more convenient to get at their tender tops.
THE ADVENTURES OF A GRAIN OF DUSTHALLAM HAWKSWORTH
I have everything I want, everything I can use is right here; why should I think of uprooting my life?
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT - VOLUME 12ELBERT HUBBARD
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UPROOTING

  • colonization
  • crossing
  • defection
  • departure
  • displacement
  • exile
  • exodus
  • expatriation
  • homesteading
  • journey
  • leaving
  • march
  • movement
  • moving
  • peregrination
  • reestablishment
  • relocation
  • removal
  • resettlement
  • settling
  • shift
  • transplanting
  • travel
  • trek
  • uprooting
  • voyage
  • wandering
  • battening
  • biting
  • champing
  • cropping
  • eating
  • feeding
  • foraging
  • gnawing
  • munching
  • nibbling
  • pasturing
  • ruminating
  • uprooting
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