- 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 underworked
I was suddenly so bored," he confesses, "I was underworked and overpaid.House of the Witch: The Renegade Craft Brewers of Panama
November 30, 2014
They were high-fed and underworked; of course, somewhat riotous.Anecdotes of Dogs
The man who is underworked rarely does the little that he has to do thoroughly and punctually.The New Gulliver and Other Stories
The penalty of frayed nerves, overworked brains, and underworked bodies is failure of body and mind.Keeping Fit All the Way
The horses, overfed and underworked, had been rendered frantic by the drive through the park from the further west.The King of Diamonds