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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER-WENT

But finally the wife fell ill, and under-went an operation, from the effects of which she never recovered.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English undergan "undermine," from under + gan (see go). Cf. Middle Dutch ondergaen, Old High German untarkun, German untergehen, Danish undergaa. Sense of "submit to, endure" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pass through" (an alteration, etc.) is attested from 1630s. Related: Undergone; underwent.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.