- 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.
- to do less work than is normal or proper: He is fat because he underworks and overeats.
Origin of underwork
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Examples from the Web for under-work
And, verily, such is his aspiring nature, that he will under-work any man in the world!An English Garner (4 of 8)
The "Dutch" under-lived, and were thereby enabled, he said, "to under-work and under-sell the English."Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume I (of 2)
Wiliam Cabell Bruce
More voices collapse from over-practice and more careers collapse from under-work than from anything else.Great Singers on the Art of Singing
James Francis Cooke