1. stock with less than the usual or desirable number or quantity
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How To Use understock In A Sentence

  • True, he sometimes over-restricts himself to the point that you worry his warehouse of steps and phrases is understocked.
  • Firms have been greatly surprised by the sustained, high demand gains, and have understaffed and understocked as a result of their caution.
  • It hasn't happened, and the excuse I hear most often now is that cost-cutting measures have resulted in the place being understaffed, understocked, and generally miserable.
  • Vaccines for major biological threats (most notably, smallpox) remain understocked.
  • Angry shoppers have criticised the store as being persistently understocked, with basic items missing from the shelves.
  • Yeah, we know that compared to their counterparts around the nation, they're rather underfunded, understocked and short-staffed, and at least one local branch is downright moldy.
  • Planning and financial assistance available include activities such as precommercial thinning, brush control, additional plantings in understocked stands and thinning of oak woodlands to improve wildlife habitat. News Review - Top Stories
  • I went to look for you at the unwelcoming, understocked bookstore in the small Midwestern town in which I temporarily resided.
  • A new colony must always, for some time, be more understocked in proportion to the extent of its territory, and more underpeopled in proportion to the extent of its stock, than the greater part of other countries. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
  • Underemployed drill sergeants reassigned from understocked basic training bases could not be replaced quickly with comparable talent if enlistments pick up later.
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