Definitions

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  • v. To come under; experience or suffer the effects of; be affected by.
  • v. To submit; submit to.
  • v. To come through.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *undercomen, from Old English undercuman ("to come under, submit, assist"), from Proto-Germanic *under (“under”) + *kwemanan (“to come”), equivalent to under- +‎ come. Cognate with West Frisian ûnderkomme ("to shelter, come under"), Dutch onderkomen ("to shelter, find accommodation"), German unterkommen ("to stay, find accommodation, find a job"), Icelandic undirkoma ("to come under").

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