undershoot


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un·der·shoot

 (ŭn′dər-sho͞ot′)
v. un·der·shot (-shŏt′), un·der·shoot·ing, un·der·shoots
v.tr.
1. To shoot a projectile short of (a target).
2.
a. To start the approach of one's aircraft to (a landing area) too low or too soon.
b. To land an aircraft short of (a landing area).
v.intr.
1. To shoot short of a target.
2. To land short of a landing area.

undershoot

(ˌʌndəˈʃuːt)
vb, -shoots, -shooting or -shot
1. (Aeronautics) (of a pilot) to cause (an aircraft) to land short of (a runway) or (of an aircraft) to land in this way
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to shoot a projectile so that it falls short of (a target)

un•der•shoot

(ˌʌn dərˈʃut, ˈʌn dərˌʃut)

v. -shot, -shoot•ing. v.t.
1. to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of (a target).
2. (of an aircraft or pilot) to land before reaching (a landing strip) because of a too rapid loss of altitude.
v.i.
3. to shoot or launch a projectile that falls short of a target.
[1655–65]

undershoot


Past participle: undershot
Gerund: undershooting

Imperative
undershoot
undershoot
Present
I undershoot
you undershoot
he/she/it undershoots
we undershoot
you undershoot
they undershoot
Preterite
I undershot
you undershot
he/she/it undershot
we undershot
you undershot
they undershot
Present Continuous
I am undershooting
you are undershooting
he/she/it is undershooting
we are undershooting
you are undershooting
they are undershooting
Present Perfect
I have undershot
you have undershot
he/she/it has undershot
we have undershot
you have undershot
they have undershot
Past Continuous
I was undershooting
you were undershooting
he/she/it was undershooting
we were undershooting
you were undershooting
they were undershooting
Past Perfect
I had undershot
you had undershot
he/she/it had undershot
we had undershot
you had undershot
they had undershot
Future
I will undershoot
you will undershoot
he/she/it will undershoot
we will undershoot
you will undershoot
they will undershoot
Future Perfect
I will have undershot
you will have undershot
he/she/it will have undershot
we will have undershot
you will have undershot
they will have undershot
Future Continuous
I will be undershooting
you will be undershooting
he/she/it will be undershooting
we will be undershooting
you will be undershooting
they will be undershooting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been undershooting
you have been undershooting
he/she/it has been undershooting
we have been undershooting
you have been undershooting
they have been undershooting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been undershooting
you will have been undershooting
he/she/it will have been undershooting
we will have been undershooting
you will have been undershooting
they will have been undershooting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been undershooting
you had been undershooting
he/she/it had been undershooting
we had been undershooting
you had been undershooting
they had been undershooting
Conditional
I would undershoot
you would undershoot
he/she/it would undershoot
we would undershoot
you would undershoot
they would undershoot
Past Conditional
I would have undershot
you would have undershot
he/she/it would have undershot
we would have undershot
you would have undershot
they would have undershot
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.undershoot - fall short of (the runway) in a landingundershoot - fall short of (the runway) in a landing; "The plane undershot the runway"
land, set down - reach or come to rest; "The bird landed on the highest branch"; "The plane landed in Istanbul"
2.undershoot - shoot short of or below (a target)undershoot - shoot short of or below (a target)  
miss - fail to reach; "The arrow missed the target"
overshoot - shoot beyond or over (a target)
Translations

undershoot

[ˌʌndəˈʃuːt] (undershot (pt, pp))
A. VT [+ target] → no alcanzar, no llegar a
to undershoot the runway (Aer) → aterrizar antes de llegar a la pista
B. VIno alcanzar el blanco
we have undershot by £80nos faltan 80 libras para alcanzar el objetivo
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