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undermine
used in A Christmas Carol

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weaken gradually
  • To Scrooge's horror, looking back, he saw the last of the land, a frightful range of rocks, behind them; and his ears were deafened by the thundering of water, as it rolled and roared, and raged among the dreadful caverns it had worn, and fiercely tried to undermine the earth.
    3 — The Second of the Three Spirits (65% in)

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