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From Middle English undergeten, undergiten, underȝiten, from Old English underġietan (to note, mark, understand, perceive), equivalent to under- +‎ get.


underget (third-person singular simple present undergets, present participle undergetting, simple past undergot, past participle undergotten)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To understand; perceive.
  2. (transitive) To receive; undertake; get at; find out.
    • 1993, A.R. Genazzani, G. D'Ambrogi, Current Investigations in Gynecology and Obstetrics:
      Before treatment all subjects underget a mammography and blood samples were taken to value hepatic funtionality, lipidic and aemocoagulative patterns.
    • 1998, John William Van Zee, T. F. Fuller, Electrochemical Society. Industrial Electrolysis and Electrochemical Engineering Division, Advances in mathematical modeling and simulation of electrochemical process:
      Data were calculated by common statistical procedure (Excel 5.0 for Windows, LINEST) and underget by Inductive Regressive Analysis (3).
  3. (transitive) To get less than expected or due.
    • 1885, Edmund B. Ivatts, Railway management at stations:
      Some companies hold their clerks responsible to account for the actual amount of the fares on tickets sold, and ignore the question of overgot and undergot money.
    • 1923, Charles Vickers, Metals and their alloys:
      Those that underpay, underget.

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