Underfang definitions

(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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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”).