undermanned

[ US /ˈəndɝˌmænd/ ]
[ UK /ˌʌndəmˈænd/ ]
ADJECTIVE
  1. inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
    they're rather short-handed at the moment
    overcrowded and understaffed hospitals
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How To Use undermanned In A Sentence

  • Mrs Crowther belongs to the neighbourhood watch and admires the two hard-working local beat police, but says they are ridiculously undermanned.
  • In some stores we were undermanned and customer service was suffering.
  • You all know we were undermanned before this encounter.
  • Many aircraft maintenance areas are undermanned.
  • Army fuel supply sections were also undermanned and officers from army reserves (three to five persons) were used to strengthen them.
  • The conditions were very bad, and we were grossly undermanned.
  • Reserves Perry Carter and Lionel Washington handled the emergency responsibilities with little problem, easing the burden of an undermanned secondary.
  • Undermanned, unambitious and passionate only when circumstances demanded, they were given what they deserved.
  • Their operations are pathetically undercapitalised, undermanned, and haphazard.
  • We're undermanned, underpowered, out-classed in nearly every way.
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