verb (undergoes, undergoing /-ˈgəʊz/; past underwent /-ˈwɛnt/; past participle undergone /-ˈgɒn/)[with object]
- Experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant or arduous): he underwent a life-saving brain operationMore 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.