Underdo
Underdo Un`der*do", v. t. To do less thoroughly than is requisite; specifically, to cook insufficiently; as, to underdo the meat; -- opposed to {overdo}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Underdo — Un der*do , v. i. To do less than is requisite or proper; opposed to overdo. Grew. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underdo — [un΄dər do͞o′] vt. underdid, underdone, underdoing to do less than is usual, needed, or desired …   English World dictionary

  • underdo — /un deuhr dooh /, v.i., v.t., underdid, underdone, underdoing. to do less or in a lesser fashion than is usual or requisite. [1605 15; UNDER + DO1] * * * …   Universalium

  • underdo — verb a) To do something insufficiently; especially to undercook. b) To act below ones abilities; do less than one can …   Wiktionary

  • underdo — v. a. == cheat. K. Horn, 1471 …   Oldest English Words

  • underdo — /ʌndəˈdu/ (say unduh dooh) verb (t) (underdid, underdone, underdoing) 1. to do insufficiently or imperfectly. 2. to cook lightly or insufficiently. {under + do1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • underdo — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: under (I) + do intransitive verb : to do less than one can or than is requisite or proper transitive verb 1. : to do less thoroughly than one can or should; …   Useful english dictionary

  • underdoer — underdoˈer noun • • • Main Entry: ↑under …   Useful english dictionary

  • overdo — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. overtask, overstrain, etc.; go too far, carry to extremes. See exaggeration. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To do too much] Syn. magnify, pile up, pile on, amplify, overestimate, overreach, stretch, overvalue …   English dictionary for students

  • un|der|done — «UHN duhr DUHN, UHN duhr DUHN», adjective, verb. –adj. not cooked enough; cooked very little. a) the past participle of underdo …   Useful english dictionary

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