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verb (used with or without object), un·der·did, un·der·done, un·der·do·ing.
  1. to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite.

Origin of underdo

First recorded in 1605–15; under- + do1
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Examples from the Web for under-doing

Historical Examples

  • "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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    Marion Ames Taggart

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