Meaning of UNDERMINE in English

UNDERMINE

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌʌndəˈmaɪn ]

v.tr. 1 injure (a person, reputation, influence, etc.) by secret or insidious means. 2 weaken, injure, or wear out (health etc.) imperceptibly or insidiously. 3 wear away the base or foundation of (rivers undermine their banks). 4 make a mine or excavation under. øøunderminer n. underminingly adv. [ME f. UNDER- + MINE(2)]

English main colloquial, spoken dictionary.      Английский основной разговорный словарь.