Underfang meaning

(obsolete) To undertake.
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(obsolete) To accept; receive.
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(obsolete) To insnare; entrap; deceive by false suggestions.
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(obsolete) To support or guard from beneath.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of underfang - underfong

Origin of underfang

  • From Middle English underfangen, underfongen, undervongen, from Old English underfōn (“to receive, obtain, take, accept, take in, entertain, take up, undertake, assume, adopt, submit to, undergo, steal”), from Proto-Germanic *under + *fanhaną (“to take, receive”), equivalent to under- +‎ fang. Cognate with Dutch ondervangen (“to overcome, forestall”), German unterfangen (“to venture, dare”).

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