underdrag

verb

Definition of underdrag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to exert pull on the underside of (an overlying mass of rock)

intransitive verb

: to undergo a pull from the underside

underdrag

noun

Definition of underdrag (Entry 2 of 2)

: the combined tensile stresses exerted by an overthrust rock mass upon rocks which overlie it but are not themselves under compressive thrusting stresses and therefore tend to be stretched and broken by normal faulting

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Verb

under entry 1 + drag

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“Underdrag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underdrag. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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