[ uhn-der-went ]
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  1. the simple past tense of undergo.

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How to use underwent in a sentence

  • But the greatest danger I ever underwent in that kingdom was from a monkey, who belonged to one of the clerks of the kitchen.

    Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
  • And it certainly seemed to me that Sangree's face underwent a sudden and visible alteration.

    Three More John Silence Stories | Algernon Blackwood
  • The Marshal, in his Memoirs, asserts that this short campaign was the severest strain he ever underwent.

    Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
  • Uttering these words, the good lady pointed distractedly to the cupboard, and underwent a convulsion from internal spasms.

  • This underwent the same strict scrutiny that he had bestowed upon the locket, but his countenance betrayed still deeper emotion.

    The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie

British Dictionary definitions for underwent


/ (ˌʌndəˈwɛnt) /

  1. the past tense of undergo

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