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unbalanced Tweet Definition of unbalanced Like Definition of unbalanced on Facebook
verb
  1. (past of, unbalance)
adjective
  1. not balanced, or in equilibrium
  2. irrational or mentally deranged
  3. (accounting) not adjusted such that debit and credit correspond
  4. (computing) of an expression having different numbers of left and right parentheses
undercut Tweet Definition of undercut Like Definition of undercut on Facebook
noun
  1. A cut made in the lower part of something; the material so removed.
  2. The notch cut in a tree to direct its fall when being felled.
verb (undercuts, undercutting, undercut, undercut)
  1. To sell (something) at a lower price, or to work for lower wages, than a competitor.
  2. To create an overhang by cutting away material from underneath.
underlet Tweet Definition of underlet Like Definition of underlet on Facebook
verbto underlet
  1. To let below the value.
  2. To let or lease at second hand; to sublet.
underlie Tweet Definition of underlie Like Definition of underlie on Facebook
verb (underlies, underlying, underlay, underlain)
  1. To serve as a basis of.
underlying Tweet Definition of underlying Like Definition of underlying on Facebook
adjective
  1. lying underneath
We dug down to the rock.
  1. basic or fundamental
Points and straight lines are elements of geometry.
  1. implicit
Many nursery rhymes have an meaning.
underpay Tweet Definition of underpay Like Definition of underpay on Facebook
verb (underpays, underpaying, underpaid)
  1. To pay someone less than the value of their work.
undersell Tweet Definition of undersell Like Definition of undersell on Facebook
verb (undersells, underselling, undersold)
  1. To sell goods for a lower price than a competitor.
  2. To sell something for less than its value.
  3. To put forward an idea, or to market a new product, with insufficient enthusiasm.
underwrite Tweet Definition of underwrite Like Definition of underwrite on Facebook
verb (underwrites, underwriting, underwrote, underwritten)
  1. (transitive) To assume financial responsibility for something, and guarantee it against failure.
  2. (intransitive) To act as an underwriter
underwriter Tweet Definition of underwriter Like Definition of underwriter on Facebook
noun
  1. A person working for an insurance company who arranges and authorizes an insurance policy with a broker or insured.
unemployment insurance Tweet Definition of unemployment insurance Like Definition of unemployment insurance on Facebook
noun
  1. insurance against loss of earnings during the time that an able-bodied worker is involuntarily unemployed
unincorporated Tweet Definition of unincorporated Like Definition of unincorporated on Facebook
adjective
  1. not organized by a corporation
  2. (of land etc) not part of a municipality, and not subject to local taxation
unload Tweet Definition of unload Like Definition of unload on Facebook
verb
  1. (transitive) To take off or remove the load from something
  2. (transitive) To discharge the cargo of a ship
  3. (transitive) To discharge or pour a liquid
  4. (transitive) To give vent to or express
  5. (transitive) To get rid of or dispose
  6. (transitive) To deliver something forcefully
  7. (intransitive) To take off its load.
  8. (intransitive) To discharge its cargo.
  9. (intransitive) To confide in someone.
upkeep Tweet Definition of upkeep Like Definition of upkeep on Facebook
noun
  1. (uncountable) maintenance; the act or effort of keeping something in good repair
I would enjoy having a swimming pool, but I don't want to deal with the .
upmarket Tweet Definition of upmarket Like Definition of upmarket on Facebook
adjective
  1. designed for customers with a high income
adverb
  1. towards the more expensive end of the market
upstream Tweet Definition of upstream Like Definition of upstream on Facebook
adjective
  1. in a direction against the flow of a current or stream; upriver
  2. (oil industry) involving exploration and pre-production rather than refining and selling
  3. (computing) in the direction from the client to the server
  4. (biology) towards the leading end (5'end) of a DNA molecule
adverb
  1. against the current
uptrend Tweet Definition of uptrend Like Definition of uptrend on Facebook
noun
  1. an upward trend, or an upturn
upturn Tweet Definition of upturn Like Definition of upturn on Facebook
noun
  1. an upward turn or trend, especially in business activity or profit
verbto upturn (transitive or intransitive)
  1. to turn (something) up or over
usance Tweet Definition of usance Like Definition of usance on Facebook
noun
  1. The length of time permitted for the payment of a bill of exchange.
  2. Use.
  3. Customary or habitual usage.
  4. The interest payed on a borrowed sum.
utility Tweet Definition of utility Like Definition of utility on Facebook
noun (utilit, ies)
  1. (economics) The ability of a commodity to satisfy needs or wants.
  2. The state or condition of being useful; usefulness.
  3. Something that is useful.
  4. A service provider, such as an electric company and water company.

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