Underwrought
Underwork Un`der*work", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Underworked}or {Underwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Underworking}.] 1. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine. [1913 Webster]

But thou from loving England art so far, That thou hast underwrought his lawful king. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To expend too little work upon; as, to underwork a painting. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

3. To do like work at a less price than; as, one mason may underwork another. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Underwork — Un der*work , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Underworked}or {Underwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Underworking}.] 1. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine. [1913 Webster] But thou from loving England art so… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underworked — Underwork Un der*work , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Underworked}or {Underwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Underworking}.] 1. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine. [1913 Webster] But thou from loving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Underworking — Underwork Un der*work , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Underworked}or {Underwrought}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Underworking}.] 1. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine. [1913 Webster] But thou from loving… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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