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underreport

[uhn-der-ri-pawrt, -pohrt] /ˌʌn dər rɪˈpɔrt, -ˈpoʊrt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to report as less or fewer than is correct:
to underreport the enemy's strength.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; under- + report
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  • In particular, they say students might underreport the number of hours they spend working in groups.
  • But sleep lab data reveal that people consistently underreport how often and how much.
  • There is a large literature showing that the self-employed underreport their income to tax authorities.
  • Some employers intentionally underreport the number of workers in their business.
  • One could speculate that in the absence of urine samples, people might systematically underreport drug use.
  • Conversely, other patients may underreport their pain, again for a variety of reasons.

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