Definition of undercharge in English:

undercharge

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Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈtʃɑːdʒ
 
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verb

[with object]
1Charge (someone) a price or amount that is too low: the retailer has been undercharged and actually owes the supplier more money
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  • He said he didn't really know how to go about setting prices, and he thought he might be undercharging his customers, perhaps by a substantial amount.
  • Managers of a well-known Dublin bar and bistro decided last month they were undercharging their trendy customers for sipping cappuccinos.
  • He hooks up with a grocery store cashier who undercharges poor people and steals food from the store to help her aging friend, a veteran of the Resistance.
2Give less than the proper charge to (an electric battery).
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  • If the system is overcharged or undercharged with refrigerant, it will not work properly.

noun

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A charge that is insufficient.
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  • ‘The developer in both cases had paid the agreed contribution and as a result the undercharge is uncollectable,’ he said.
  • Your letter mentions that checkers who undercharge are made to pay the undercharge and are also suspended from work.
  • This process does transfer ground rent from areas of overcharge to areas of undercharge.

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