un·​der·​charge | \ˌən-dər-ˈchärj \
undercharged; undercharging; undercharges

Definition of undercharge 

transitive verb

: to charge too little undercharge an oil company for shipments

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undercharge \ ˈən-​dər-​ˌchärj \ noun

Examples of undercharge in a Sentence

They undercharged him for the book by $5.

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Defendants charged with misdemeanor criminal offenses were either charged unallowable fees, undercharged amounts of certain fees or overcharged amounts depending on the offense type. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Errors exposed in Liberty County Clerk's office," 25 Feb. 2018 In some cases, the clerk's office was either overcharging or undercharging. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Errors exposed in Liberty County Clerk's office," 25 Feb. 2018 Legal experts theorized during the initial wave of indictments against the two men last October that Mueller deliberately undercharged Manafort and Gates. Matt Ford, New Republic, "Mueller just put more pressure on two former Trump campaign officials.," 22 Feb. 2018 The City of Poway has reached an agreement with Sportsplex USA, which has agreed to pay nearly $42,000 of the approximately $66,000 it was undercharged for six years under its land lease with the city. J. Harry Jones, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sportsplex USA and Poway reach settlement over lease billing error," 11 Aug. 2017 Uber undercharged drivers and riders in suburban Maryland for nearly three months, the company acknowledged, saying the 35-cent fee increase did not go into effect as planned. Faiz Siddiqui, Washington Post, "Uber cost itself $150,000 after undercharging in Maryland," 6 June 2017 Dwarfed by size 16 print of the information up top, the tiny paragraph said the net effect of the errors meant Metro undercharged customers about $124,000 over the course of a year. Rachel Siegel, Washington Post, "Surprise! You might be getting a refund from Metro," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of undercharge

1633, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of undercharge was in 1633

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English Language Learners Definition of undercharge

: to charge (someone) too little for something : to ask (someone) to pay too little money for something

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