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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 coun·ter·mine /-ˌmaɪn/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·mine n.
 1. Mil. An underground gallery excavated to intercept and destroy the mining of an enemy.
 2. A stratagem or plot by which another sratagem or project is defeated.
    Thinking himself contemned, knowing no countermine against contempt but terror.   --Sir P. Sidney.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·mine v. t.  [imp. & p. p.  Countermined; p. pr. & vb. n. Countermining.]
 1. Mil. To oppose by means of a countermine; to intercept with a countermine.
 2. To frustrate or counteract by secret measures.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Coun·ter·mine, v. i. To make a countermine or counterplot; to plot secretly.
    'Tis hard for man to countermine with God.   --Chapman.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : (military) a tunnel dug to defeat similar activities by the
      v 1: destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The
           Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
           [syn: sabotage, undermine, counteract, subvert,
      2: destroy enemy mines with one's own mines; "We countermined
         the banks of the river"