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[verb uhn-der-stok; noun uhn-der-stok] /verb ˌʌn dərˈstɒk; noun ˈʌn dərˌstɒk/
verb (used with object)
1.
to provide an insufficient quantity, as of merchandise, supplies, or livestock.
noun
2.
Horticulture. (in grafting) the rooted plant that receives the scion.
Origin of understock
1755-1765
First recorded in 1755-65; under- + stock
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