Un`der*work" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Underworked (?) or Underwrought (); p. pr. & vb. n. Underworking.]

1.

To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine.

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.

Dryden.

3.

To do like work at a less price than; as, one mason may underwork another.

 

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Un`der*work", v. i.

1.

To work or operate in secret or clandestinely.

B. Jonson.

2.

To do less work than is proper or suitable.

3.

To do work for a less price than current rates.

 

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Un"der*work` (?), n.

Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.

Addison.

 

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