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Undermine Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    undermine v
  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]
Undermine Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Undermine \Un`der*mine"\, v. t.
  1. To excavate the earth beneath, or the part of, especially for the purpose of causing to fall or be overthrown; to form a mine under; to sap; as, to undermine a wall. A vast rock undermined from one end to the other, and a highway running through it. --Addison.
  2. Fig.: To remove the foundation or support of by clandestine means; to ruin in an underhand way; as, to undermine reputation; to undermine the constitution of the state. He should be warned who are like to undermine him. --Locke.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Undermine'

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* The echo began in some indescribable way to undermine her hold on life. Coming at a moment when she chanced to be fatigued, it had managed to murmur, 'Pathos, piety, courage -- they exist, but are identical, and so is filth. Everything exists, nothing has value.' - Richard

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