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undertaking

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Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈʌndə(r)ˌteɪkɪŋ/
  • SAMPA: /"Vnd3r%teIkIN/

Noun

Singular
undertaking

Plural
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  1. Specifically, the business of an undertaker, or the management of funerals.
  2. A promise or pledge; a guarantee.
  3. That which is undertaken; any business, work, or project which a person engages in, or attempts to perform; an enterprise.
  4. The act of one who undertakes, or engages in, any project or business.

Translations

Verb

undertaking

  1. Present participle of undertake.

Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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