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underdo

[uhn-der-doo] /ˌʌn dərˈdu/
verb (used with or without object), underdid, underdone, underdoing.
1.
to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.
Origin of underdo
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; under- + do1
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  • "Over-doing in work is not likely to lead to under-doing a breakdown," Miss Bradbury replied to Mrs. Scollard's remark.

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