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Definition of the verb undermine
What does undermine mean as a doing word?
Undermine is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.
verb - inflections: undermined | undermining | undermines
- destroy property or hinder normal operations
- hollow out as if making a cave or opening
Alternative definition of the verb undermine
- To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap. [definition from 14th c.]
- antonym: undergird
- To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage. [definition from 15th c.]
"Undermine" is a 2013 short film directed by Kane Lee Kwik Allan and Julio Cesar Rodriguez.
- country: Mexico
- directors: Julio Cesar Rodriguez & Kane Lee Kwik Allan
- producer: Marco Paul
- art direction by Federico Cantú & Boby Clynes
- cinematography by Kane Lee Kwik Allan & Jordi Planell
- edited by Aaron Hernández
- costume design by Ana Karen Bathen
- released in
Undermine is a fictional character in the Transformers series introduced in 2007. He was one of the Decepticon villains in the Transformers: Cybertron animated series, voiced by Mark Oliver. The character is an English translation of the character Dino Shout from the Japanese anime series Transformers: Galaxy Force who was voiced by Masafumi Kimura. He works for the Decepticon Sourge and turns from a humanoid robot to a robotic spinosaurus.
"Undermine" is a composition.
- music by Jason Garner
Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Undermine
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by Derek Attridge
Since one of the metaphysical relations that they would work to undermine is that between a model and an imitation, it's hard to give a positive answer.
Parts of Speech (2010)
Empirical and Theoretical Advances by Umberto Ansaldo, Jan Don, Roland Pfau
Undermine is a stem that belongs to the category verb. – Undermining is a word form that belongs to any of the categories noun, adjective or adverb (the latter when heading a gerundial). – The undermining of established theories is a phrase ...
by George Crabb
application, to cap is a more direct and decisive mode of datruction; to undermine is a gradual, and maybea partial, action. Infidelity saps the morals of a nation; courtiers undermine one another's interests at court. SAPIENT. See Saas.
by John Timbs
Undermine is a greater rascal than Underhand, and had it not been for the counter-acting influence of Underproof, our house had fallen to the ground ; to the ground it might have fallen, but had it gone farther, it would have been only to be ...
An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and the Law by Pam Dixon Executive Director
government efforts to undermine online security were a violation of online privacy and they made the Internet more vulnerable to criminal hacking, foreign espionage, and illegal surveillance. In light of ...
by Deen K. Chatterjee
The difference principle responds to the worry that economic inequalities may undermine citizens' self-respect as equal members of society. However, it is not obvious that we ought to conceive of international society as a liberal democratic ...
by Steven G. Rogelberg
and evaluations tend to thwart the need for autonomy and undermine intrinsic motivation, and negative feedback tends to undermine intrinsic motivation by thwarting the need for competence. In contrast, external factors ...
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- Undermine Meaning
Video shows what undermine means. To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap.. To weaken or work ...
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- Science and the Language War: Why the Metaphors of Science Undermine the Message
Scientists and thinkers conversant with the language of science often find themselves baffled by the intransigence of religious conservatives over accepted ...
- ESL Vocabulary : undermine
Quotes about Undermine
I'm sure that they will continue to look for ways to try and undermine my support, but I have every confidence that in doing this job for South Dakota, I will continue to build on my support and be able to succeed once again in November. (Stephanie Herseth)
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Scrabble value of U1N1D2E1R1M3I1N1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.Couldn't select: Got error 28 from storage engine