(third-person singular simple present underworks, present participle underworking, simple past and past participle underworked)
- To require too little work from; to work insufficiently.
- (intransitive) To do less work than necessary (on).
- to underwork a painting
- (intransitive) To do work for inadequate payment.
- To injure by working secretly; to destroy or overthrow by clandestine measure; to undermine.
- To do similar work for a lesser price than; to undercut.
- One mason may underwork another.
- Inferior or subordinate work; petty business.
under- + work