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countermine


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermine  \Coun"ter*mine`\  (koun"t[~e]r*m[imac]n`),  n. 
  [Counter-  +  mine  underground  gallery:  cf  F.  contermine.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  An  underground  gallery  excavated  to  intercept  and 
  destroy  the  mining  of  an  enemy. 
 
  2.  A  stratagem  or  plot  by  which  another  sratagem  or  project 
  is  defeated. 
 
  Thinking  himself  contemned,  knowing  no  countermine 
  against  contempt  but  terror.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermine  \Coun`ter*mine"\  (koun`t[~e]r*m[imac]n"),  v.  t.  [Cf. 
  F.  contreminer.]  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Countermined};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Countermining}.] 
  1.  (Mil.)  To  oppose  by  means  of  a  countermine;  to  intercept 
  with  a  countermine. 
 
  2.  To  frustrate  or  counteract  by  secret  measures. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Countermine  \Coun`ter*mine"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  a  countermine  or  counterplot;  to  plot  secretly. 
 
  'Tis  hard  for  man  to  countermine  with  God.  --Chapman. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  countermine 
  n  :  (military)  a  tunnel  dug  to  defeat  similar  activities  by  the 
  enemy 
  v  1:  destroy  property  or  hinder  normal  operations;  "The 
  Resistance  sabotaged  railroad  operations  during  the  war" 
  [syn:  {sabotage},  {undermine},  {counteract},  {subvert}, 
  {weaken}] 
  2:  destroy  enemy  mines  with  one's  own  mines:  "We  countermined 
  the  banks  of  the  river" 




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