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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


counterminen. [Counter- + mine underground gallery: cf. F. contermine.].
  •  An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thinking himself contemned, knowing no countermine against contempt but terror."  [1913 Webster]
counterminev. t. [Cf. F. contreminer.].
  •  To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.  [1913 Webster]
counterminev. i. 
     To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.  [1913 Webster]
    "'Tis hard for man to countermine with God."  [1913 Webster]


countermine, n. & v.
1 Mil. a a mine dug to intercept another dug by an enemy. b a submarine mine sunk to explode an enemy's mines.
2 a counterplot.
--v.tr. make a countermine against.



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VB oppose, counteract, run counter to, withstand, control, hinder, antagonize, oppugn, fly in the face of, go dead against, kick against, fall afoul of, run afoul of, set against, pit against, face, confront, cope with, make a stand, make a dead set against, set oneself against, set one's face against, protest against, vote against, raise one's voice against, disfavor, turn one's back upon, set at naught, slap in the face, slam the door in one's face, be at cross purposes, play at cross purposes, counterwork, countermine, thwart, overthwart, work against, undermine, stem, breast, encounter, stem the tide, breast the tide, stem the current, stem the flood, buffet the waves, beat up against, make head against, grapple with, kick against the pricks, contend, do battle with, do battle against, contradict, contravene, belie, go against, run against, beat against, militate against, come in conflict with, emulate, rival, spoil one's trade.

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