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undermine

US [ˌʌndərˈmaɪn]
UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈmaɪn]
  • v.逐渐削弱(信心、权威等);使逐步减少效力;从根基处破坏;挖…的墙脚
  • Web暗中破坏;渐渐破坏;逐渐损害
Simple Present:undermines  Present Participle:undermining  Past Tense:undermined  
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v.
1.
~ sth
逐渐削弱(信心、权威等);使逐步减少效力to make sth, especially sb's confidence or authority, gradually weaker or less effective
Our confidence in the team has been seriously undermined by their recent defeats.
他们最近的几次失利已严重动摇了我们对该队的信心。
This crisis has undermined his position.
这场危机已损害了他的地位。
2.
~ sth
从根基处破坏;挖…的墙脚to make sth weaker at the base, for example by digging under it

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