AskDefine | Define undermine

Dictionary Definition

undermine

Verb

1 destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war" [syn: sabotage, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken]
2 hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks" [syn: cave]

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English

Pronunciation

Verb

  1. hinder, sabotage
  2. To dig, tunnel, hollow out as if making a cave or opening.

Translations

hinder, sabotage
to dig, tunnel, hollow out as if making a cave or opening

Antonyms

Extensive Definition

Undermine can refer to

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abate, answer, answer conclusively, argue down, attenuate, blunt, bugger up, confound, confute, contradict, controvert, cramp, cripple, crush, damage, damp, dampen, dash, deaden, debilitate, defeat, demolish, deny, devitalize, disable, dismiss, dispose of, drain, dull, enervate, enfeeble, eviscerate, exhaust, extenuate, finish, floor, foil, frustrate, gruel, harm, honeycomb, hurt, impair, lay low, mine, mitigate, nonplus, overset, overthrow, overturn, overwhelm, parry, put to silence, queer, rattle, rebut, reduce, reduce to silence, refute, ruin, sabotage, sap, sap the foundations, settle, shake, shake up, shut up, silence, smash all opposition, soften up, spoil, squash, squelch, subvert, threaten, throw down, throw over, thwart, unbrace, undercut, unman, unnerve, unstrengthen, unstring, upend, upset, weaken, wreck
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