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


To go or move below or under.



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.


To be the bearer of; to possess.


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


To undertake; to engage in; to hazard.


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


To be subject or amenable to; to underlie.


Claudio undergoes my challenge. Shak.


© Webster 1913.

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