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UNDERMINE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does undermine mean? 

UNDERMINE (verb)
  The verb UNDERMINE has 2 senses:

1. destroy property or hinder normal operations
2. hollow out as if making a cave or opening

  Familiarity information: UNDERMINE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


UNDERMINE (verb)


Sense 1undermine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Destroy property or hinder normal operations

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

countermine; sabotage; undermine; subvert; weaken; counteract

Context example:

The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Hypernyms (to "undermine" is one way to...):

disobey (refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "undermine"):

derail (cause to run off the tracks)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2undermine [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hollow out as if making a cave or opening

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

cave; undermine

Context example:

The river was caving the banks

Hypernyms (to "undermine" is one way to...):

core out; hollow; hollow out (remove the interior of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "undermine"):

sap (excavate the earth beneath)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


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