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Under Words Quiz

All the words start with the prefix "under". Based on the definition, guess the word.
Last updated: August 28, 2018
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Definition
Word
Too young
Underage
Mortician
Undertaker
University student who has not
yet received a degree
Undergraduate
Actor's backup
Understudy
Financial sponsor
Underwriter
In progress
Underway
Riptide
Undertow
The boxing matches before
the main event
Undercard
The one who isn't favored to win
Underdog
To sabotage
Undermine
Definition
Word
A subordinate
Underling
Short and in the way
Underfoot
To wear insufficiently formal clothes
Underdress
To lower prices below one's competition
Undercut
Like a tire that doesn't have enough air
Underinflated
Below the surface of the Earth
Underground
Restrained and unpretentious
Understated
A police officer who infiltrates
a gang is operating...
Undercover
Bra support
Underwire
Mafia second-in-command
Underboss
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level 50
May 26, 2013
Tried "undersell" for the last one. That should work.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2018
Indeed. I would say that should be the answer, and "undercut" should be a write-in. I've heard lots of businesses say "we will not be undersold!" Have you ever heard them brag that "we won't be undercut"?
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level 63
Nov 8, 2018
... yes, I've heard "we won't be undercut" more often than the alternative, certainly in the UK anyway.
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level 20
Aug 1, 2013
Can undergoing be accepted for underway?
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level 58
Dec 12, 2013
or Under Construction?
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level 61
Dec 10, 2018
Construction is too specific.
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level 42
Aug 18, 2014
Here on the east coast of the USA, "undergoing" can only be used as a verb, as in "I can't talk right now because I'm undergoing surgery at the moment."
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level 66
May 8, 2014
Never heard of "underboss." Is that because I never watched the Sopranos or played GTA? Only one I missed. Good quiz! :D
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level 67
Feb 24, 2015
I watched 'Sopranos' and don't remember the phrase 'Underboss' being used.
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level 37
Dec 7, 2018
You didn't live in New York City.
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level 55
Apr 24, 2015
I just took a wild guess and got it.
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level 49
Mar 19, 2018
a mafia guys second in command is not an underboss ;)
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level 37
Dec 7, 2018
Frank Nitti was Al Capone's underboss.
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level 40
Jul 22, 2014
could you accept Undergoing for Underway?
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level 56
Jun 3, 2015
I second that
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level 77
Aug 28, 2018
I thought about it, but they're not quite the same. "undergoing" isn't really used as an adjective, which is what the clue seems to be prompting.
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level 16
May 9, 2015
'Underdog' reminds me of Kasabian.
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level 47
Apr 13, 2016
Reminds me of Spoon
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level 75
Dec 7, 2018
Reminds me of Underdog.
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level 66
Dec 7, 2018
Underdog. Underdogg! Reminds me of some delicuous Sweet Polly Purebred. Yummy....
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level 59
Jul 19, 2015
Never heard the phrase underwater re houses. Here in the UK it's known as negative equity.
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level 59
Dec 3, 2016
Same, I have never heard of a house "underwater" in NZ.
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level 67
Jun 17, 2018
Yeap. Not a term used in Britain.
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level 57
Jul 23, 2015
Under the earths crust: Underworld! :)
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level 59
Dec 3, 2016
Underworld is where knickers are stitched on Coronation Street.
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level 56
Nov 5, 2016
In progress >> Undergoing??
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level 69
Mar 27, 2018
Could Underwhelming be used as an alternate to understated?
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level 77
Aug 28, 2018
I guess "restrained" could be underwhelming in some situations, but I don't see how "unpretentious" could be.
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level 75
Aug 28, 2018
Definition 3b of the verb "undercut" in the Oxford English Dictionary is "to undermine".
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level 80
Aug 29, 2018
This time I read it as Underworlds quiz. I was surprised not to find Hades and so on.
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level 67
Aug 29, 2018
Can someone explain the "short and in the way" clue? I get the "underfoot" bit but not "short".
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level 75
Aug 29, 2018
It took me a while to process what this meant even after seeing the answer, but basically if you have kids or small animals running around and impeding your movement they are "underfoot"... it is likely if you don't pay attention that you may step on one of them. That's always been my understanding of the term. It's never used to describe other adults or larger obstructions.
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level 75
Aug 29, 2018
It would be hard to step on someone tall!
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level 67
Sep 7, 2018
Ah yes thanks that makes sense. Maybe the clue could be made a bit clearer? Perhaps refer to stepping on something?
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level 69
Dec 7, 2018
The only thing I could think of was "undergrowth".
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level 68
Dec 7, 2018
Agreed. Perhaps "Near the ground and in the way" might be better. The "short" part completely threw me off.
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level 46
Dec 18, 2018
Annoying that -grad- is allready accepted. Do they really not know how to write it..? Accepting graduat, without the "e" I can understand. But for the few that are too lazy to type the whole word, all the other people taking the quiz have to erase letters after answering correctly. (If they are lucky and looked up, and arent allready several letters along).
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level 51
Mar 22, 2019
Undergrad is a commonly used term in the U.S. "Undergraduat is just a bad misspelling.