undercharge

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

Definition of undercharge

transitive verb

: to charge too little undercharge an oil company for shipments

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Other Words from undercharge

undercharge \ ˈən-​dər-​ˌchärj How to pronounce undercharge (audio) \ noun

Examples of undercharge in a Sentence

They undercharged him for the book by $5.
Recent Examples on the Web 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). Josh Dawsey, BostonGlobe.com, "Postal Services launches review of package delivery fees as Trump influence grows," 14 May 2020 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, "Postal service launches review of package delivery fees as Trump pressure grows," 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, "Cleveland shown the door to another courthouse as Ohio Supreme Court overturns city’s $4.5M victory," 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, "Can India Save the Warming Planet?," 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, "Mayor Hruby re-elected in Brecksville," 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, "Brecksville City Council asks fellow Councilman Jack Petsche to resign, threatens impeachment, due to bids on municipal jobs," 8 Oct. 2019 The state hired an outside consulting firm, which determined that Montana was substantially undercharging ranchers for grazing. azcentral, "Arizona charges less than almost anyone else to graze cattle. Public schools miss out on the money," 7 July 2019 Councilman Julian Jones asked Rodgers whether officials believe a review will find that the county is being overcharged or undercharged — and whether a changed system would result in county residents paying more or less than before. Libby Solomon, baltimoresun.com, "Baltimore County, City to review water agreements, including rate calculations," 25 June 2019

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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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“Undercharge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undercharge. Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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undercharge

verb
How to pronounce undercharge (audio)

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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