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countermine

noun (n)

  • (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the enemy (noun.act)
    source: wordnet30
  • An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • destroy property or hinder normal operations (verb.social)
    source: wordnet30
  • destroy enemy mines with one's own mines (verb.competition)
    Example:
    We countermined the banks of the river.
    source: wordnet30
  • To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly. (verb)
    source: webster1913
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