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5 definitions found
 for countermine
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project
        is defeated.
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              Thinking himself contemned, knowing no countermine
              against contempt but terror.          --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Countermine \Coun`ter*mine"\, v. i.
     To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
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           'Tis hard for man to countermine with God. --Chapman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  countermine
      n 1: (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, countermine, counteract,
           subvert, weaken]
      2: destroy enemy mines with one's own mines; "We countermined
         the banks of the river"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "countermine":
     abri, angle, approach trench, brew, bunker, cabal, collude,
     communication trench, complot, concoct, connive, conspire, cook up,
     counterplot, coupure, ditch, double sap, dugout, engineer,
     entrenchment, finagle, finesse, fire trench, flying sap,
     fortified tunnel, fosse, foxhole, frame, frame up, gallery, hatch,
     hatch a plot, hatch up, intrigue, lay a plot, machinate, maneuver,
     mine, moat, operate, parallel, plot, rig, sap, scheme, slit trench,
     trench, tunnel, wangle
  
  

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