underrun
I. transitive verb (underran; -run; -running) Date: 1547 1. to pass along under in order to examine (a cable) 2. to pass or extend under II. noun Date: 1926 the amount by which something produced (as a cut of lumber) falls below an estimate

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  • Underrun — Un der*run , v. t. To run or pass under; especially (Naut.), to pass along and under, as a cable, for the purpose of taking it in, or of examining it. [1913 Webster] Note: The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while the men… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underrun — [un΄dərrun′] vt. underran, underrun, underrunning to run, go, or pass under n. something running or passing underneath, as an undercurrent …   English World dictionary

  • underrun — /un deuhr run /, v., underran, underrun, underrunning, n. v.t. 1. to run, pass, or go under. 2. Naut. to pass beneath (a stretched rope, net, etc.) in a boat or the like for the purpose of inspection or repairs. n. 3. something that runs or… …   Universalium

  • underrun — /ʌndəˈrʌn/ (say unduh run) verb (t) (underran, underrun, underrunning) to run, pass, or go under …   Australian English dictionary

  • underrun — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ verb Etymology: under (I) + run transitive verb 1. : to pass or extend under underrun and uplifted by advancing masses of colder air 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • underrun — noun a) A condition in which fewer products are delivered or produced than had been ordered. b) A condition in which the read/write buffer is fed with data at a slower rate than required; a …   Wiktionary

  • Underrun — Неполный [недопечатанный] тираж; Неполный, недопечатанный тираж …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • underrun — v. pass below, run underneath; pass below and inspect something from beneath in a water vessel, lay out gear (Nautical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • underrun — un•der•run [[t]ˌʌn dərˈrʌn[/t]] v. ran, run, run•ning, n. 1) to run, pass, or go under 2) something that runs or passes underneath, as a current 3) bus an instance of costing less than estimated 4) bus a production run below the quantity ordered… …   From formal English to slang

  • To underrun a hose — Underrun Un der*run , v. t. To run or pass under; especially (Naut.), to pass along and under, as a cable, for the purpose of taking it in, or of examining it. [1913 Webster] Note: The cable passes over the bows and stern of the boat used, while… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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