Definitions

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  • v. To build beneath another structure; provide a foundation or support for; undergird.
  • v. To perform insufficient construction on a building or in an area; build below a specified requirement or standard.

Etymologies

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From under- +‎ build.

Examples

  • There were guidelines but the "underbuild" issue went back years to when industry was allowed to build under power lines.

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  • * [7] The vestry then called in another person, a mason of the town, and directed him to cut away the injured part of a particular pillar, in order to underbuild it.

    The Life of Thomas Telford

  • This is just STUPID to allow this to continue, and leave the fence underbuild and open.

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  • c And some is just long-familiar noise of overbuild/underbuild boom-and-bust, overlaid on the trends above.

    Rabett Run

  • But most of this is being driven by underbuild relative to demand in Q2, such that inventories should be below normal by June 30. "

    The Truth About Cars

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