Un·der·go v. t. [imp. Underwent p. p. Undergone p. pr. & vb. n. Undergoing.]
1. To go or move below or under. [Obs.]
2. To be subjected to; to bear up against; to pass through; to endure; to suffer; to sustain; as, to undergo toil and fatigue; to undergo pain, grief, or anxiety; to undergothe operation of amputation; food in the stomach undergoes the process of digestion.
Certain to undergo like doom. --Milton.
3. To be the bearer of; to possess. [Obs.]
Their virtues else, be they as pure as grace,
As infinite as man may undergo. --Shak.
4. To undertake; to engage in; to hazard. [Obs.]
I have moved already
Some certain of the noblest-minded Romans
To undergo with me an enterprise. --Shak.
5. To be subject or amenable to; to underlie. [Obs.]
Claudio undergoes my challenge. --Shak.
v 1: of mental or physical states or experiences; "get an idea";
"experience vertigo"; "get nauseous"; "undergo a strange
sensation"; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change";
"The fluid undergoes shear"; "receive injuries"; "have a
feeling" [syn: experience, receive, have, get]
2: go or live through; "We had many trials to go through"; "he
saw action in Viet Nam" [syn: experience, see, go
3: accept or undergo, often unwillingly; "We took a pay cut"
[syn: take, submit]
[also: underwent, undergone]