Definition of undergo in English:

undergo

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Experience or be subjected to (something, typically something unpleasant, painful, or arduous)

    ‘the baby underwent a life-saving brain operation’
    • ‘She added that the British public was mostly unaware of the suffering undergone by the birds.’
    • ‘Trafalgar Square is at present something of a building site as it undergoes partial pedestrianisation.’
    • ‘Four months later he underwent the life-saving surgery at Wythenshawe Hospital.’
    • ‘The new kitchens and art room are part of a block at the school that has already undergone extensive refurbishment.’
    • ‘Most firms have experienced change in this area and some have undergone radical restructuring.’
    • ‘It was Leslie's first taste of live action since undergoing surgery to repair a wrist problem.’
    • ‘Stella undergoes a traumatic experience and must deal with the aftermath.’
    • ‘At the time of inspection, the prison was undergoing an extensive building programme.’
    • ‘He probably typifies the early skeptic who then undergoes a conversion experience.’
    • ‘I underwent an emergency caesarean with my first baby and narrowly avoided it with my second.’
    • ‘The centre of the site shows the headquarters building which underwent several rebuilds.’
    • ‘As if in respect for the sombre occasion, the weather had undergone one of its sudden shifts in mood.’
    • ‘All the craft have been undergoing a complete overhaul before the final race training begins.’
    • ‘Your body undergoes rapid change to support the healthy growth of your baby.’
    • ‘The Lava Lounge is currently undergoing extensive refurbishment unrelated to the fire.’
    • ‘He, however, seemed to have undergone a kind of religious experience during the concert.’
    • ‘When babies are born, they undergo all sorts of tests to make sure they're fit and healthy.’
    • ‘Beth underwent a life saving bone marrow transplant when she was five after a mystery donor was found in Germany.’
    • ‘He did not suffer any broken bones but underwent physiotherapy and took a week off work.’
    • ‘He coped with the problem for two years before he underwent an operation which effectively cured him.’
    go through, experience, engage in, undertake, live through, face, encounter, submit to, be subjected to, come in for, receive, sustain, endure, brave, bear, tolerate, stand, withstand, put up with, weather, support, brook, suffer, cope with
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    wear
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Origin

Old English undergān undermine (see under-, go).

Pronunciation:

undergo

/ˌəndərˈɡō/