underrun

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

Definition of underrun

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

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

underrun

noun
un·​der·​run | \ ˈən-dər-ˌrən How to pronounce underrun (audio) , ˈən-də- \

Definition of underrun (Entry 2 of 2)

: the amount by which something produced (such as a cut of lumber) falls below an estimate

First Known Use of underrun

Verb

1547, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Underrun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underrun. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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