verb (used with object), un·der·mined, un·der·min·ing.
Words nearby undermine
Origin of undermine
OTHER WORDS FROM undermineun·der·min·er, nounun·der·min·ing·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for undermining
There is no question that undermining the financial foundations of ISIS is an important first step to rolling back the group.To Kill the ISIS Monster You Gotta Do More Than Cut Off Its Money|Charlie Winter|November 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The emerging power dynamics in Yemen are undermining U.S. gains against Al Qaeda and strengthening ISIS.
I am just so convinced that junk food and high sugar food are undermining the health of people…It caused a lot of strain.
The song has been accused of reinforcing rape culture and the undermining of women.We Should Celebrate Social Media's Slaying of Robin Thicke|Tauriq Moosa|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Are you unaware of the role agent provocateurs, special branch and MI5 have played in undermining us?Did MI5 Spies Troll J.K. Rowling Over Scottish Independence?|The Telegraph|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Undermining of the monastic state and ruin of good monasteries.Burgundy: The Splendid Duchy|Percy Allen
There is the undermining of old-established and valuable British industries by unfair foreign competition.Constructive Imperialism|Viscount Milner
It was only on the sixth day that they succeeded in undermining a part of the northern wall in front of the Temple.History of the Jews, Vol. II (of 6)|Heinrich Graetz
He worked on her subconsciousness, 126 undermining her path, and at nights and in her sleep she grew aware of him.The Branding Iron|Katharine Newlin Burt
It did not succeed in bringing over the world to the pure idea of God, but it did help in undermining cruder paganism.Philo-Judaeus of Alexandria|Norman Bentwich