Definitions

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  • v. To exert one's influence secretly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To exert one's influence secretly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To do work without one's agency appearing.

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Examples

  • A white face, blurred and indistinct, seemed to rise up from beneath the rushing bubbles till, just as it was about to jump to the surface, as things do that come up, down it was drawn again by that terrible underpull which has been fatal to so many good swimmers.

    The Open Air

  • They're a British pop band in the classic sense - natural tunesmiths with a taut underpull and muscular brevity

    Femalefirst.co.uk - Celebrity Gossip + Lifestyle Magazine

  • (I couldn't make out eodmatt's video, this PC turns videos into random stills) had the same problem when we lived near bribie, put a plastic owl in a large paperbark tree a couple of hundred yards away from the house, all the crows and magpies spend all day attacking the poor thing, problem solved: used to have trained eagle owls as lures in germany and then shotgun job, but out here in Oakey we are more refined, cant afford a feinwerkbau, but an old underpull webley does the job

    Army Rumour Service

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