Associations to the word «Undermine»


UNDERMINE, verb. To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap. [from 14th c.]
UNDERMINE, verb. (figuratively) To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage. [from 15th c.]

Dictionary definition

UNDERMINE, verb. Destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war".
UNDERMINE, verb. Hollow out as if making a cave or opening; "The river was caving the banks".

Wise words

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C. S. Lewis