Underfong Un`der*fong", v. t. [AS. underfongen, p. p. of underf?n to undertake; under under + f?n to take. See {Fang} to seize.] 1. To undertake; to take in hand; to receive. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman. Rom. of R. [1913 Webster]

2. To insnare; to circumvent. [Obs.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

3. To sustain; to support; to guard. --Nash. [1913 Webster]

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  • underfong — /un dər fongˈ/ (Spenser) transitive verb 1. To overcome, entrap 2. To undertake ORIGIN: OE underfangen, pap of underfōn to receive, take or steal …   Useful english dictionary

  • underfang — v. a. == take up. RG. 371; pret. ‘underfong’ == understand. HD. 115 == elect. RG. 447 == receive, acknowledge. RG. 461. Wright’s L. P. p. 59 …   Oldest English Words

  • underfang — var. underfong v. Obs …   Useful english dictionary

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