undermine


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Wikipedia.

undermine

[¦ən·dər¦mīn]
(mining engineering)
To excavate the earth beneath, especially for the purpose of causing to fall; to form a mine under.
References in periodicals archive ?
'His appointment undermines reconciliation and accountability efforts,' the Canadian High Commission added.
It drew a furious response from Labour, which denounced the comments as a "scurrilous" attempt to undermine the party's efforts to gain power.
BANKING AND CREDIT NEWS-June 21, 2019--Bundesbank head says 'virtual' tokens could undermine banks
Global Banking News-June 21, 2019--Bundesbank head says 'virtual' tokens could undermine banks
M2 EQUITYBITES-June 21, 2019--Bundesbank head says 'virtual' tokens could undermine banks
She went on to say the federal government's move is completely undermining 18th Amendment and a blatant attempt to undermine the Sindh Government's proficiency.
Deputy President William Ruto is on record accusing Mr Kinoti of being used to undermine mega Jubilee projects under the guise of fighting corruption.Last month at Kapng'etuny Primary School in Kericho County, Mr Ruto claimed the DCI had been sucked into a political scheme and strategy to undermine the implementation of major development projects and in the end scuttle President Uhuru Kenyatta's legacy by making it impossible to deliver pre-election pledges.
'It is not the announcement of our appeal that has caused tensions, nor do we use inflammatory language which would undermine trust among the constituent peoples, but, on the contrary, the day to day inflammatory statements and actions of Milorad Dodik and other RS ??entity officials that continuously undermine trust among peoples and the absence of reaction to such behavior, has provoked the announcement of such an appeal," it is said in the statement of SDA.
A section of leaders from Western Kenya have told ODM-allied politicians to stop using the handshake to undermine the work of DP William Ruto.
In a statement, the embassy said: 'Any attempt to undermine China-Pakistan relationship is doomed to fail.'
For two years, voters have heard Democrats accuse Republicans of trying to undermine confidence in the American democratic system.
LAHORE -- Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Mian Shehbaz Sharif lambasted the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government over what he termed 'irresponsibility' and efforts to 'undermine the China Pakistan Economic Corridor.