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Unit 8 - Vocabulary 2


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uproot
to pull a plant including its roots out of the ground: 'Hundreds of mature trees were *ed in the storm.'
uproot
to remove a person from their home or usual environment: 'The war has *ed nearly two thirds of the country's population.'
overthrow
to defeat or remove someone from power, using force: 'He said that Allende's government in Chile was * by the army and the CIA in 1973.'
uphold
if a court of law *s something such as a claim, it says that it is correct: 'The Home Secretary's decision was * by the House of Lords.'
overrule
to officially change a decision that someone else has made: 'Orders given even by the most senior military commanders could be *d by the President.'
downplay
to make something seem less important or less bad than it really is: 'The government has been trying to * the crisis.'
downsize
If you * a company or organization, you make it smaller by reducing the number of people working for it, and if it *s, it becomes smaller in this way: 'to * your workforce/company'