undercharge

verb

un·​der·​charge ˌən-dər-ˈchärj How to pronounce undercharge (audio)
undercharged; undercharging; undercharges

transitive verb

: to charge too little
undercharge an oil company for shipments
undercharge noun

Examples of undercharge in a Sentence

They undercharged him for the book by $5.
Recent Examples on the Web First year freelancers typically lack the experience or have the comparables to set competitive rates, and often feel pressured to undercharge or do additional uncontracted work, something more experienced hands generally know how to manage or deflect. Jon Younger, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 Trump for years has alleged, without evidence, that the Postal Service is undercharging companies, particularly Amazon (whose founder and chief executive, Jeff Bezos, owns The Washington Post). Author: Jacob Bogage, Josh Dawsey, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2020 At issue is a lawsuit that the city filed against in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court in 2013 that accused BWC of undercharging one group of employers for premiums to cover their claims. Robert Higgs, cleveland, 7 Feb. 2020 Already bankrupt utilities cannot afford to upgrade the ailing grid, stuck in a vicious cycle of undercharging customers for electricity, going into debt, and failing to maintain the grid or to combat rampant power theft. Varun Sivaram, Scientific American, 1 May 2017 The bailout, which council approved, became necessary after the city discovered earlier in 2018 that the county, for the previous 15 years, had been undercharging Four Seasons property owners for sanitary sewers built in 2001. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 6 Nov. 2019 The bailout became necessary after the city discovered earlier in 2018 that the county, for the previous 15 years, had been undercharging Four Seasons property owners for sanitary sewers built in 2001. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 8 Oct. 2019 The state hired an outside consulting firm, which determined that Montana was substantially undercharging ranchers for grazing. azcentral, 7 July 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1633, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of undercharge was in 1633

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“Undercharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercharge. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

undercharge

verb
un·​der·​charge ˌən-dər-ˈchärj How to pronounce undercharge (audio)
: to charge too little
was undercharged by the salesclerk
undercharge
ˈən-dər-ˌchärj
noun

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