undermanned

adjective
un·​der·​manned | \ ˌən-dər-ˈmand How to pronounce undermanned (audio) \

Definition of undermanned

: inadequately staffed

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Recent Examples on the Web Despite trailing by as many as 16 points in the third quarter, the undermanned Pistons (20-43) used a 16-2 run to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Pistons' 114-107 loss to OKC shows why guards are so important in today's NBA," 5 Mar. 2020 Prediction Trail Blazers 126, Heat 117 The TRAIL BLAZERS (-200) are the play at home against the undermanned Heat (+165). Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Miami Heat at Portland Trail Blazers odds, picks and best bets," 9 Feb. 2020 But the Celtics have been undermanned for the majority of this season, and Friday’s game was no different. Adam Himmelsbach, BostonGlobe.com, "Celtic players pleased team did not make any moves," 7 Feb. 2020 Odds last updated at 11:30 a.m. ET. Prediction Wizards 121, Raptors 104 Both teams come in severely undermanned, lacking star players and bench depth. Joe Williams, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors odds, picks and best bets," 20 Dec. 2019 The undermanned Portland Trail Blazers endured another gut punch Thursday night, fighting valiantly in the opener of a three-game East Coast trip before falling 106-100 to the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. oregonlive, "Jusuf Nurkic speaks, Meyers Leonard shows character, ‘Minister of Defense’ becomes actual minister: Portland Trail Blazers rundown," 28 Feb. 2020 Odds last updated at 10:15 a.m. ET. Prediction Suns 122, Knicks 110 The SUNS (-154) are heavy road favorites against the potentially undermanned Knicks (+125). Esten Mclaren, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "Phoenix Suns at New York Knicks odds, picks and best bets," 16 Jan. 2020 Sometimes lately this season has felt like 2013, or 2015, when Brady took undermanned offenses into Denver and saw quests to get to the Super Bowl end one win short both times. BostonGlobe.com, "If any franchise in the history of professional football deserves the benefit of the doubt, it’s the New England Patriots of this era.," 18 Dec. 2019 On Sunday, the Cardinals faced an undermanned 49ers offense playing without a handful of starters, including tackle Joe Staley, running back Matt Breida and tight end George Kittle. Kent Somers, azcentral, "Cardinals' defense to blame for crushing loss to 49ers," 17 Nov. 2019

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1848, in the meaning defined above

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“Undermanned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undermanned. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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undermanned

adjective
How to pronounce undermanned (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of undermanned

: not having enough workers

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