v. spend less than, use less than the allotted amount of money

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  • underspend — un‧der‧spend [ˌʌndəˈspend ǁ ər ] verb underspent PTandPP [ ˈspent] [intransitive, transitive] FINANCE to spend less than you intended or than you are allowed to: • If the budget is underspent, then the amount will be lost or next year s budget… …   Financial and business terms

  • Underspend — Un der*spend , v. t. To spend less than. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • underspend — ► VERB (past and past part. underspent) ▪ spend too little or less than has been planned. ► NOUN ▪ an act of underspending …   English terms dictionary

  • underspend — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • underspend — I UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈspend] / US [ˌʌndərˈspend] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms underspend : present tense I/you/we/they underspend he/she/it underspends present participle underspending past tense underspent UK [ˌʌndə(r)ˈspent] / US… …   English dictionary

  • underspend — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)spend[/t]] underspends, underspending, underspent VERB If an organization or country underspends, it spends less money than it plans to or less money than it can afford. ...a country that underspends on health and overspends on… …   English dictionary

  • underspend — v., underspent, underspending. * * * …   Universalium

  • underspend — 1. verb To not spend funds appropriated or allocated. 2. noun An amount by which an allocated amount is not expended. Any underspends will revert to the general fund at the end of the year …   Wiktionary

  • underspend — un|der|spend [ ,ʌndər spend ] (past tense and past participle un|der|spent [ ,ʌndər spent ] ) verb intransitive or transitive to spend too little money on something, or to spend less than you expected: The government has underspent its budget by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • underspend — verb (past and past participle underspent) spend too little or less than has been planned. noun an instance of underspending …   English new terms dictionary

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