Underwork

Definition of Underwork

Un`der`work´
v. t.1.To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine.
[imp. & p. p. Underworked or Underwrought ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Underworking.]
But thou from loving England art so far,
That thou hast underwrought his lawful king.
- Shak.
2.To expend too little work upon; as, to underwork a painting.
3.To do like work at a less price than; as, one mason may underwork another.
v. i.1.To work or operate in secret or clandestinely.
2.To do less work than is proper or suitable.
3.To do work for a less price than current rates.
n.1.Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.
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