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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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 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 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

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First Known Use of undercharge

1633, in the meaning defined above

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14 Nov 2019

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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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