Definition of underspend verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

underspend

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspend//
 
[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they underspend
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspend//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspend//
 
he / she / it underspends
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspendz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspendz//
 
past simple underspent
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspent//
 
past participle underspent
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspent//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspent//
 
-ing form underspending
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈspendɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈspendɪŋ//
 
 
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to not spend enough money on something, especially when money has been made available for something but still not spent underspend (on something) The inquiry found that the company had seriously underspent on safety equipment. underspend something We've underspent our budget this year.

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