Word Summary
kataskaptō: to dig down
Original Word: κατασκάπτω
Transliteration: kataskaptō
Phonetic Spelling: (kat-as-kap'-to)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to dig down
Meaning: to dig down
Strong's Concordance
undermine, tear down, ruin.

From kata and skapto; to undermine, i.e. (by implication) destroy -- dig down, ruin.

see GREEK kata

see GREEK skapto

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2679: κατασκάπτω

κατασκάπτω: 1 aorist κατεσκαψα; perfect passive participle κατεσκαμμένος; to dig under, dig down, demolish, destroy: τί, Romans 11:3, from 1 Kings 19:10; passive Acts 15:16 (R G L), from Amos 9:11 ((but see καταστρέφω)). (Tragg., Thucydides, Xenophon, and following).