underrunning


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un·der·run

 (ŭn′dər-rŭn′)
tr.v. un·der·ran (-răn′), un·der·run, un·der·run·ning, un·der·runs
1. To run, pass, or go beneath.
2. Nautical To haul (a line or cable) onto a boat for inspection or repair.
n.
1. Something that runs under, as:
a. An amount or a quantity produced that is less than what has been estimated.
b. The difference between this amount or quantity and what has been estimated.
2. An undercurrent.

underrunning

(ˌʌndəˈrʌnɪŋ)
adj
passing below
References in classic literature ?
That was the major MOTIF," he hurriedly explained, "the big underrunning MOTIF, the cosmic and universal thing.
The purpose of this regulation is to offer effective protection against underrunning of vehicles.
It also gives us a perspective as to why government contractors are not particularly interested in underrunning contracts unless there is a specific incentive agreement that generously rewards doing so.