Definitions for undermineˌʌn dərˈmaɪn or, esp. for 1,2,4 , ˈʌn dərˌmaɪn
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sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)
destroy property or hinder normal operations
"The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
hollow out as if making a cave or opening
"The river was caving the banks"
To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap.
To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage.
The war efforts were undermined by the constant bickering between the allies.
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
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
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Stock manipulation will undermine growth.
It has the potential to undermine 'Make In India'.
The EU has worked ceaselessly to undermine this programme.
Mind your own business or you will undermine your own business.
This is a legally fallow attempt to undermine years of hard work and cooperative effort.
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- υποσκάπτω, υπονομεύωGreek
- heikentää, sabotoidaFinnish
- חתר תחתHebrew
- ondermijnen, ontwrichtenDutch
- solapar, minarPortuguese
- surpa, submina, săpaRomanian
- подрывать, подкопать, подорвать, подкапывать, подрытьRussian
- поткопати, potkopavati, поткопавати, potkopatiSerbo-Croatian
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