underbuild

underbuild

(ˌʌndəˈbɪld)
vb (tr)
(in the construction trade) to strengthen by building a support underneath
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American protection, Brands writes, "allows other countries to underbuild their militaries."
American security guarantees allow US allies to underbuild their own militaries; while always annoying and problematic when taken to extremes, this phenomenon also helps avert the arms races and febrile security competitions that plagued Europe and East Asia in earlier eras.
Materials costs tend to increase along with the price of oil; therefore, departments of transportation can hardly afford to over- or underbuild. Each project needs to be done right the first time, and the facility needs to last.
For a 1D signal or gray level function f: [R.sup.+] [right arrow] R we can define the distance for a point [x.sub.0] in -X direction with help of the underbuild function
One noteworthy exception to this rule: If you're designing a waterfeature that can't be adjusted after construction, always underbuild, Mallonee says.
"I didn't want to over-build the neighborhood, but I didn't want to underbuild it, either.
According to Phile, "Our basic philosophy was to overbuilde, rather than underbuild, and then to cut back later if necessary.
"I think we're underbuild and were too content with it."