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    root out

    root out - Dictionary definition and meaning for word root out

    Definition
    (verb) pull up by or as if by the roots
    Synonyms : deracinate , extirpate , uproot
    Example Sentence
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
    Definition
    (verb) destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    Example Sentence
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted
    • root out corruption
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