Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of underrun.

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Examples

  • The merman was certain that it underran the river and that eventually they would reach the sea -- unless some side turn before that point would make them free in the countryside once more.

    Star Born

  • On the following morning the Signal Corps men went ashore in a small boat, and while some of the party rehabilitated the office, others underran the cable, cut in near the shore end, and after finding communication satisfactory with Cebu and Liloan, located the fault, the ship's volt-meter indicating when the small boat underrunning the cable came to the break.

    A Woman's Journey through the Philippines On a Cable Ship that Linked Together the Strange Lands Seen En Route

  • A mild current of wanting to see Nancy underran all his days; he could control it, he decided, and to an extent he did.

    Undertow

  • The dories roved and fished and squabbled till a swell underran the sea.

    Captains Courageous

  • She made the statement in her usual soft tones, but a slight tremor of excitement underran her voice.

    The Masquerader

  • He spoke fast, with the uneasy tone that so often underran his words.

    The Masquerader

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