Definitions for undermineˌʌn dərˈmaɪn or, esp. for 1,2,4 , ˈʌn dərˌmaɪn

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  1. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

  2. cave, undermine(verb)

    hollow out as if making a cave or opening

    "The river was caving the banks"

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  1. undermine(Verb)

    To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap.

  2. undermine(Verb)

    To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage.

    The war efforts were undermined by the constant bickering between the allies.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(3.00 / 1 vote)

  1. Undermine(verb)

    to excavate the earth beneath, or the part of, especially for the purpose of causing to fall or be overthrown; to form a mine under; to sap; as, to undermine a wall

  2. Undermine(verb)

    fig.: To remove the foundation or support of by clandestine means; to ruin in an underhand way; as, to undermine reputation; to undermine the constitution of the state

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    Rank popularity for the word 'undermine' in Verbs Frequency: #716


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