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Synonyms of undermine in English:


  • 1 the integrity of government statistics is being undermined
    subvert, sabotage, threaten, weaken, compromise, diminish, reduce, impair, mar, spoil, ruin, impede, hinder, damage, hurt, injure, cripple, disable, enfeeble, sap, shake;
    whittle away, eat away
    informal foul up, botch, put the kibosh on, drag through the mud
    British informal throw a spanner in the works of, queer the pitch of
    North American informal throw a monkey wrench in the works of
    [Antonyms] enhance, improve, strengthen
  • 2 we had no other way to break in but by undermining the building
  • 3 the damp had so undermined the structure that the wall fell down
    erode, wear away, eat away at, chip away, undercut
    [Antonyms] shore up, support
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