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English definition of “undercut”

undercut

verb [T] (DAMAGE)    /ˌʌn.dəˈkʌt/ US  /-dɚ-/ (present participle undercutting, past tense and past participle undercut)
to damage something or to make it fail: He suspected it was an attempt to undercut his authority. → Synonym undermineUpsetting and destabilizing
(Definition of undercut verb (DAMAGE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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