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.
Origin of underwork
Origin of wrought
1200–50; Middle English wroght, metathetic variant of worht, past participle of worchen to work
Synonyms for wrought
2. See worked.
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metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating
(often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specifiedwell-wrought
decorated or made with delicate care
Word Origin for wrought
C16: variant of worht, from Old English geworht, past participle of (ge) wyrcan to work
Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect
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mid-13c., from past participle of Middle English werken (see work).
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