underwork

verb

Definition of underwork

 (Entry 1 of 2)

intransitive verb

1 : to do less work than is proper or suitable
2 : to do work for less than current rates

transitive verb

1 obsolete : to work against secretly : undermine
2a : to expend too little work upon underwork a painting
b : to exact too little work from underwork a horse underworked committee
3 : to do like work at a less price than

underwork

noun

Definition of underwork (Entry 2 of 2)

: a supporting structure built underneath

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History and Etymology for underwork

Verb

under entry 1 + work, verb

Noun

under entry 3 + work, noun

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“Underwork.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underwork. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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