un·der·re·port | \ ˌən-dər-ri-ˈpȯrt \
underreported; underreporting; underreports

Definition of underreport 

transitive verb

: to report to be less than is actually the case : understate underreports his income

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From July 2012 to October 2015, Sullivan also allegedly filed falsified state cigar and smoking tobacco tax forms, underreporting amounts sold. Laney Ruckstuhl, BostonGlobe.com, "Winchester tobacco shop owner charged with tax fraud totaling more than $360,000," 29 June 2018 Illinois consumers are supposed to pay use tax to the state if sales tax isn’t charged on a purchase, but experts say underreporting is an issue. Lauren Zumbach, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois set to collect sales tax on more online purchases after Supreme Court ruling," 21 June 2018 The study's authors suspect that catch may be underreported in some cases. Chris Johns, National Geographic, "High Seas Fishing Isn’t Just Destructive—It’s Unprofitable," 6 June 2018 Experts believe the disease is underreported in Arizona, California's Central Valley and in other states where the disease-triggering fungal spores exist. Nathan J. Fish, azcentral, "Another dust-storm season, another reminder about valley fever," 6 July 2018 The Bureau of Justice Statistics finds that hate crimes are considerably underreported, particularly among vulnerable populations such as disabled Americans. Brian Levin, James J. Nolan, CBS News, "New data shows US hate crimes continued to rise in 2017," 26 June 2018 Are mortality figures for disasters fueled by climate change being underreported? Daniel Cusick, Scientific American, "Hurricane Maria Contributed to Nearly 5,000 Deaths, Researchers Say," 30 May 2018 Waxler has unsuccessfully petitioned the agency to withdraw the approvals, arguing in his brief that laser manufacturers underreported or misclassified adverse events that occurred during clinical trials. Author: Roni Caryn Rabin, Anchorage Daily News, "Blurred vision, burning eyes: This is a Lasik success?," 12 June 2018 In 2016, the results of a federal investigation only confirmed those suspicions, finding that most of the police’s pedestrian stops were unjustified, use of force had been underreported, and minorities were stopped more often than whites. Rick Rojas, BostonGlobe.com, "Newark opens surveillance videos to public on Internet," 9 June 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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