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

Definition of undermanned

: inadequately staffed

Examples of undermanned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Horn might not be able to live up to Patrick Peterson's legacy in the desert, but the sticky coverage ace could shore up an undermanned secondary. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2021 The undermanned Wizards—relying heavily on their backcourt of Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal—simply haven’t been able to contain the Sixers’ jumbo-sized star trio of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris. Alex Kay, Forbes, 31 May 2021 Even with a healthier Ayton, Phoenix still is undermanned inside. Duane Rankin, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2021 Can the Warriors’ undermanned bench match the Grizzlies’ depth? Connor Letourneau, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 May 2021 Karl-Anthony Towns scored 28 points and Anthony Edwards added 22 as the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the undermanned Detroit Pistons 119-100 on Tuesday night in a game with significant lottery implications. Dave Hogg, Star Tribune, 11 May 2021 The regionalization plan, which began to be executed in March 2018 led to a crowded and undermanned jail, widespread abuse of inmates by jail officers and investigations by the U.S. Marshals Service, Ohio Attorney General’s Office and the FBI. Adam Ferrise, cleveland, 9 May 2021 That’s good enough for runner-up, slightly nudging Curry, who carried an undermanned Warriors team to the eighth seed. Chris Fedor, cleveland, 18 May 2021 The Lakers never trailed, but had some trouble pulling away from an undermanned Pelicans squad missing top scorers Zion Williamson (left hand fracture) and Brandon Ingram (left ankle sprain). Brett Martel, ajc, 17 May 2021

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First Known Use of undermanned

1848, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2021

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“Undermanned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undermanned. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undermanned

: not having enough workers


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