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undergo Line breaks: under|go
Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈɡəʊ/

Definition of undergo in English:

verb (undergoes, undergoing /ʌndəˈɡəʊz/; past underwent /ʌndəɡəˈwɛnt/; past participle undergone /ʌndəˈɡɒn/)

[with object]
Experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous): he underwent a life-saving brain operation
More example sentences
  • Stella undergoes a traumatic experience and must deal with the aftermath.
  • He probably typifies the early skeptic who then undergoes a conversion experience.
  • Four months later he underwent the life-saving surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital.
Scottish  thole
British informal wear


Old English undergān 'undermine' (see under-, go1).

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