transitive verb
1. (to excavate or erode) 
Los zapadores socavaron la muralla para que se derrumbara.The sappers dug under the wall to make it collapse.
Las mareas han socavado los acantilados, formando unos peñascos impresionantes.The tides have undermined the cliffs, forming some impressive crags.
2. (to weaken) 
No dejes que esas mentiras socaven tu autoestima.Don't let those lies undermine your self-confidence.
transitive verb
1. (excavar por debajo) 
a. to dig under 
2. (fig) 
a. to undermine 
transitive verb
1 (minar) to undermine
2 (excavar) [+persona] to dig under; [+agua] to hollow out
3 (debilitar) to sap; undermine
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