underwork

[ uhn-der-wurk ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈwɜrk /

verb (used with object), un·der·worked, un·der·work·ing.

to do less work on than is necessary or required: to underwork an idea.
to employ inadequately: He underworks his mind and overworks his feet.

verb (used without object), un·der·worked, un·der·work·ing.

to do less work than is normal or proper: He is fat because he underworks and overeats.

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Origin of underwork

First recorded in 1495–1505; under- + work

OTHER WORDS FROM underwork

un·der·work·er, noun
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