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Definition of Undermine

Undermine

  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.
  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.

Undermine Quotations

I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man's self-respect is a sin.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Undermine their pompous authority, reject their moral standards, make anarchy and disorder your trademarks. Cause as much chaos and disruption as possible but don't let them take you ALIVE.
Sid Vicious

The effort to try to present the Social Security program as if it's a major problem, that's just a hidden way of trying to undermine and destroy it.
Noam Chomsky

Those parts of history that would undermine the vision of the Left - which prevails in our education system from elementary school to postgraduate study - are not likely to get much attention.
Thomas Sowell

Everyone who is critical of Israeli policy is deluged by crazed messages intended to flood their email system or, more insidiously, passwords are accessed and messages sent out under their name! I'm sure it's illegal. It's also an effort to undermine free speech.
Noam Chomsky
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Undermine Translations

undermine in Dutch is ondergraven, ondermijnen
undermine in French is saper, miner
undermine in German is untergraben, untergraben, untergrabe
undermine in Italian is minare
undermine in Spanish is socavar, minar

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