underwrought

underwork

[uhn-der-wurk]
verb (used with object), underworked, underworking.
1.
to do less work on than is necessary or required: to underwork an idea.
2.
to employ inadequately: He underworks his mind and overworks his feet.
verb (used without object), underworked, underworking.
3.
to do less work than is normal or proper: He is fat because he underworks and overeats.

Origin:
1495–1505; under- + work

underworker, noun
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wrought

[rawt]
verb
1.
Archaic except in some senses. a simple past tense and past participle of work.
adjective
3.
elaborated; embellished.
4.
not rough or crude.
5.
produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English wroght, metathetic variant of worht, past participle of worchen to work

interwrought, adjective
self-wrought, adjective
superwrought, adjective
underwrought, adjective
unwrought, adjective
well-wrought, adjective


2. See worked.
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wrought (rɔːt)
 
vb
1.  archaic a past tense and past participle of work
 
adj
2.  metallurgy shaped by hammering or beating
3.  (often in combination) formed, fashioned, or worked as specified: well-wrought
4.  decorated or made with delicate care
 
usage  Wrought is sometimes used as if it were the past tense and past participle of wreak as in the hurricane wrought havoc in coastal areas. Many people think this use is incorrect

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wrought
mid-13c., from past participle of M.E. werken (see work).
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