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English definition of “under-”


prefix     /ʌn.dər-/ US  /-dɚ-/
not enough or not done as well or as much as is necessary : undercooked potatoes underprivileged children We're all overworked and underpaid . His boss says he's under-performing (= not doing as well as he should) at work . → Compare over-Scarce, inadequate and not enoughLacking things below: underwear an underpass Under and below
(Definition of under- prefix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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