Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To shoot a projectile short of (a target).
  • intransitive verb To start the approach of one's aircraft to (a landing area) too low or too soon.
  • intransitive verb To land an aircraft short of (a landing area).
  • intransitive verb To shoot short of a target.
  • intransitive verb To land short of a landing area.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To shoot short of, as a mark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To shoot short of (a mark).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To shoot not far enough or not well enough.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb fall short of (the runway) in a landing
  • verb shoot short of or below (a target)

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Examples

  • The inclusion of the word undershoot was seen by traders as a clear signal that the ECB council would cut rates when it meets next Thursday.

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  • Last year it did about $15-20 million of business and this year it had hoped do $150 million, but it may "undershoot" that goal because of the recession, says Hamilton.

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  • The satphone accompanies returning ISS crews on Soyuz reentry & landing for contingency communications with SAR (Search-and-Rescue) personnel after touchdown (e.g., after an "undershoot" ballistic reentry, as happened during the 15S return).

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  • Last year it did about $15-20 million of business and this year it had hoped do $150 million, but it may "undershoot" that goal because of the recession, says Hamilton.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Last year it did about $15-20 million of business and this year it had hoped do $150 million, but it may "undershoot" that goal because of the recession, says Hamilton.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • Last year it did about $15-20 million of business and this year it had hoped do $150 million, but it may "undershoot" that goal because of the recession, says Hamilton.

    Purchasing - Top Stories

  • OTTAWA—Canada's economy shrank unexpectedly in November, suggesting fourth-quarter growth is likely to undershoot the central bank's forecast and may keep it from raising interest rates at least through this year.

    Canada GDP Declines Unexpectedly in November

  • More important is what the Fed statement says about how ready the central bank is to buy more securities in the future should the economy continue to underperform and inflation undershoot.

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  • More important is what the Fed statement says about how ready the central bank is to buy more securities in the future should the economy continue to underperform and inflation undershoot.

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  • He scaled back Tesco's ambition for new malls to 50 in the next five years, from the previously forecast 80, and said he expects to undershoot the £4 billion Chinese sales target as well.

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