Un`der*go" (?), v. t. [imp. Underwent (?); p. p. Undergone (?; 115); p. pr. & vb. n. Undergoing.] [AS. undergan. See Under, and Go.]

1.

To go or move below or under.

[Obs.]

2.

To be subjected to; to bear up against; to pass through; to endure; to suffer; to sustain; as, to undergo toil and fatigue; to undergo pain, grief, or anxiety; to undergothe operation of amputation; food in the stomach undergoes the process of digestion.

Certain to undergo like doom. Milton.

3.

To be the bearer of; to possess.

[Obs.]

Their virtues else, be they as pure as grace, As infinite as man may undergo. Shak.

4.

To undertake; to engage in; to hazard.

[Obs.]

I have moved already Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans To undergo with me an enterprise. Shak.

5.

To be subject or amenable to; to underlie.

[Obs.]

Claudio undergoes my challenge. Shak.

 

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