Definitions

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  • v. To require too little work from; to work insufficiently.
  • n. Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.
  • intransitive v. To work or operate in secret or clandestinely.
  • intransitive v. To do less work than is proper or suitable.
  • intransitive v. To do work for a less price than current rates.
  • transitive v. To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine.
  • transitive v. To expend too little work upon.
  • transitive v. To do like work at a less price than.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To work or practise on underhand; undermine; destroy by clandestine measures.
  • To put insufficient work or labor on.
  • To do like work at a less price than: as, one mason may underwork another.
  • To work in secret or clandestinely. To do less work than is required or suitable.
  • n. Subordinate work; petty affairs.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ work

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