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Fail to report (something, especially news or data) fully:‘athletes are inclined to under-report their use of drugs’‘under-reported domestic violence’
- ‘Unless stated otherwise, these figures come from research, not police statistics, as victims tend to under-report domestic violence to the police.’
- ‘She added that in her opinion, hate crime was under-reported and as confidence in reporting hate crime grew, so did the figures.’
- ‘Given respondents' tendency to under-report illegal or socially undesirable behavior, higher reports would suggest more accuracy.’
- ‘Despite its high prevalence, obesity is documented by doctors only in a small proportion of patients, indicating that this life threatening condition is considerably under-reported in medical records.’
- ‘An investigation said many city firms have under-reported the true extent of the job losses so far this year, quoting sources who believe the true figure could be in excess of 9,000 jobs.’
- ‘However, data on this is notorious for being under-reported in most official and research surveys carried out by state or other official organisations.’
- ‘In practice, it generally means important initiatives are under-reported because journalists hate following up stories that have been given exclusively to their rivals.’
- ‘The article under-reported opportunities to conserve forests, a precious resource threatened by wood consumption.’
- ‘An internal investigation by the USDA suggests the problems may be under-reported, because too few animals are tested.’
- ‘The reasons for doctors under-reporting adverse drug reactions include fear of litigation, diffidence, and complacency, and pharmacists are likely to hampered by similar constraints.’
- ‘People with weight problems under-reporting their food intake is so common that attempts to measure how much they eat are almost worthless.’
- ‘The details were strangely under-reported and remain so.’
- ‘I think the secret to our success in public radio, which is of course under-reported by commercial media, is local control.’
- ‘Yet this is the most under-reported crime of all.’
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