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undermine

[¦ən·dər¦mīn]
(mining engineering)
To excavate the earth beneath, especially for the purpose of causing to fall; to form a mine under.
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If you omit hiring that employee called Nobody, underminer of profits, growth, and company morale, you have a much better chance of avoiding the fate of all those employers whose larcenous employees put them into debt or out of business.
He was a strong opponent of Jeffersonianism and once referred to Jefferson as "the very underminer of the Union - a most mischievous ferret.
If you don't hire that employee called Nobody, underminer of profits, growth, and company morale, you have a much better chance of avoiding the fate of all those employers whose larcenous employees put them into debt or out of business.
Iran's Jekyll and Hyde approach-normal state-to-state relations with its neighbors while simultaneously acting as a revolutionary underminer of regional moderates--has some advantages for Iran, but it is hard to sustain over the long run.
The problem is that I am afraid of being overlooked if I don't say anything or of being labeled as an underminer if I do say something.
Suppose I consider a future event F' which is just barely shy of being an underminer of the present chances.
Fear, for example, is described as 'the underminer of all determinations' (OA, p.
In their eyes, Jesus was a dangerous dissenter, a rebel, an underminer of established authority - their authority.