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What does "Undermine" mean?

Definition

(v. t.) 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 (v. t.) 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


Synonyms sabotage, subvert, cave, counteract, weaken, countermine


Word Family undermined, undermines, undermining