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undershoot

un·der·shoot

undershoot

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr shut
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: undershooting, undershoots, undershot
definition 1: to shoot or launch a missile so that it falls short of (a target).
definition 2: to bring down an aircraft short of (a landing strip or deck).
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to shoot a missile short of a target, or to bring down an aircraft short of a landing area.