underrun

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verb

un·​der·​run ˌən-dər-ˈrən How to pronounce underrun (audio)
underran ˌən-dər-ˈran How to pronounce underrun (audio) ; underrun; underrunning

transitive verb

1
: to pass along under in order to examine (a cable)
2
: to pass or extend under

underrun

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noun

un·​der·​run ˈən-dər-ˌrən How to pronounce underrun (audio)
ˈən-də-
: the amount by which something produced (such as a cut of lumber) falls below an estimate

Word History

First Known Use

Verb

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underrun was in 1547

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Cite this Entry

“Underrun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrun. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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