verb (undermans, undermanning, undermanned)[with object] (usually be undermanned)
Fail to provide with enough workers or crew: the public prosecutor’s offices are hopelessly undermanned
More example sentences
- We are hopelessly undermanned, the medical services have been run down and at least 10% of our frontline forces are unfit for duty.
- One of the problems was that the Curator's office was so undermanned that each agent had an average of three hours to spend per year on each of the people under their control.
- The conditions were very bad, and we were grossly undermanned.
Definition of underman in:
- The British & World English dictionary