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Underdo meaning

Underdo - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. To do less than is requisite or proper; - opposed to overdo.
  2. 2. To do less thoroughly than is requisite; specifically, to cook insufficiently; as, to underdo the meat; - opposed to overdo.

Underdo - examples of usage

  1. A young fellow should be ambitious to shine in everything- and, of the two, always rather overdo than underdo. - "Letters to His Son, 1749", The Earl of Chesterfield.
  2. Hence the business man, if he is a good one, will take greater care not to overdo or underdo things than the scientific man can reasonably be expected to take. - "The Note-Books of Samuel Butler", Samuel Butler.
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