undermine

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌʌndərˈmaɪn/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌʌndɚˈmaɪn/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(un′dər mīn or, esp. for 1, 2, 4, undər mīn′)


Inflections of 'undermine' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
undermines
v 3rd person singular
undermining
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
undermined
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
undermined
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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undermine

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. undermined her [authority, position, confidence, health]
  2. [attempt, seek, try] to undermine her (authority)
  3. [his position] was undermined
  4. their [remarks, insults, jeering] undermined her confidence
  5. my health was undermined by [stress, overworking]
  6. undermine [everything, our great efforts, our hard work, the progress made]
  7. this [could, will, might] undermine [everything]
  8. undermine the [structure, foundations, cliff, house, formation]
  9. the [waves, storm, wind] undermined the [structure]
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