undermineverb [T]uk /ˌʌn.dəˈmaɪn/ us /ˌʌn.dɚˈmaɪn/
- A succession of scandals and revelations has undermined the government over the past year.
- Suddenly she just turned on me and accused me of undermining her.
- The country's economic position has been seriously undermined by this affair.
- He's been trying to undermine her position by spreading rumours about her.
- If you continually criticize children you can seriously undermine their confidence.