What does undermining mean?

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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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undermining in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undermining in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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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