uprooter


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up·root

 (ŭp-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
tr.v. up·root·ed, up·root·ing, up·roots
1. To pull up (a plant and its roots) from the ground.
2. To destroy or remove completely; eradicate.
3. To force to leave an accustomed or native location.

up·root′ed·ness n.
up·root′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.uprooter - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste touprooter - a person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to; "a destroyer of the environment"; "jealousy was his undoer"; "uprooters of gravestones"
annihilator - a total destroyer
bad person - a person who does harm to others
iconoclast, image breaker - a destroyer of images used in religious worship
diversionist, saboteur, wrecker - someone who commits sabotage or deliberately causes wrecks
vandal - someone who willfully destroys or defaces property
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The uprooter is a boom-mounted mounted device fitted to a harvester.
rooter (an uprooter of something)--stemer (stammer)
Leave it to Fanny Price, country house conservative, to appreciate the Sotherton avenue that the peripatetic uprooter Henry Crawford wants to clear away and to value the now-neglected family chapel, where the absence of family prayers spurs Mary Crawford, "who had seen scores of great houses, and cared for none of them," to quip "'Every generation has its improvements'" (85-6).