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undermine - Dictionary definition and meaning for word undermine

(verb) destroy property or hinder normal operations
Example Sentence
  • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

(verb) hollow out as if making a cave or opening
Synonyms : cave
Example Sentence
  • The river was caving the banks

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for undermine

UNDERMINE ....Minining under the earth would GRADUALLY WEAKEN strength of soil and rock
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by sunilgandham

undermine = under + mind(e). am loosin confidence or will (mind). so when am loosing confidence i ll work UNDER MY capacity. so undermine = gradually reducing
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by arulmozhi

we say to somebody "you are UNDER MY (mine) control" infact we are weakening him...!!!
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by sravan1411

undermine+inside mine..the people going inside the mines become weaker as they have to travel long inside the earth
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by amarendar

Undermine and mine... in both words, you are refering to ... caving in or making a hollow.
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by pushpa_edit

guys vivid meaning for this word has been given in http://www.yourdictionary.com/fiasco#..do refer this
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by balaji_pb3

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