Definitions for undermining

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  1. undermining(Noun)

    The act or process by which something is undermined.


  1. Undermining

    Undermining is a chess tactic in which a defensive piece is captured, leaving one of the opponent's pieces undefended or underdefended. The opponent has the unpalatable choice between recapturing or saving the undefended piece. A possible response is to sacrifice the piece whose defence is being undermined before capturing the piece which just took the defender.

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  1. Ira Mehlman:

    Certainly the states have become catalysts for undermining U.S. immigration law.

  2. Secretary Clinton:

    What you're looking at here is a real disgrace, it is an undermining of American democracy.

  3. Stanton Glantz:

    By blunting that effect it’s probably undermining the motivation to quit and the ease of people quitting.

  4. Hillary Clinton on Tuesday:

    We can't act as though we are shutting the door to people in need without undermining who we are as Americans.

  5. Philip Roth:

    Undermining experience, embellishing experience, rearranging and enlarging experience into a species of mythology.

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