underwork

[uhn-der-wurk]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. underwing,
  2. underwire,
  3. underwithhold,
  4. underwood,
  5. underwool,
  6. underworld,
  7. underwrite,
  8. underwriter,
  9. underwritten,
  10. underwrote

Origin of underwork

First recorded in 1495–1505; under- + work

Related formsun·der·work·er, noun

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