Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Subordinate work; petty affairs.
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • verb transitive To require too little work from; to work insufficiently.
  • noun Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.

Etymologies

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under- +‎ work

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