Translation of "undermine" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˌʌn.dəˈmaɪn/ us /-dɚ-/

I to make someone less confident, less powerful, or less likely to succeed, or to make something weaker, often gradually

minar, debilitar
The president has accused two cabinet members of working secretly to undermine his position/him.
Criticism just undermines their confidence.

(Translation of “undermine” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /andəˈmain/

to weaken (eg a person’s health or authority)

Constant hard work had undermined his health.

to make (eg a building) insecure by digging away or destroying the base or foundations

The road was being undermined by a stream.

(Translation of “undermine” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)