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Undergo (impf. underwent, partic. undergone) 1) to endure with firmness, to sustain without fainting, to bear up against: “some kinds of baseness are nobly --ne,” Tp. III, 1, 3. “--es, more goddess-like than wife-like, such assaults as would take in some virtue,” Cymb. III, 2, 7. Absol.: “which raised in me an --ing stomach,” Tp. I, 2, 157.
2) to experience; a) in a bad sense, == to suffer, to bear: “than you should such dishonour u.” Tp. III, 1, 27. “Claudio --es my challenge,” Ado V, 2, 57. “much danger do I u. for thee,” John IV, 1, 134. “is't not I that u. this charge?” V, 2, 100. “that you a world of curses u.” H4A I, 3, 164. “for whom these shames ye underwent,” H4A I, 3, 164 “I will not u. this sneap without reply,” H4B II, 1, 133.
b) in a good sense, == to partake of, to enjoy: “to u. such ample grace and honour,” Meas. I, 1, 24. as infinite (virtues) “as man may u.” Hml. I, 4, 34.
3) to take upon one's self, to undertake, to perform: “what dangerous action would I not u.” Gent. V, 4, 42. “thrice blessed they that master so their blood to u. such maiden pilgrimage,” Mids. I, 1, 75. “any thing that my ability may u.” Wint. II, 3, 164. “if you will u. this flight,” IV, 4, 554. “how able such a work to u.” H4B I, 3, 54. “to u. any difficulty imposed,” Troil. III, 2, 86. “you u. too strict a paradox, striving to make an ugly deed look fair,” Tim. III, 5, 24. “to u. with me an enterprise of consequence,” Caes. I, 3, 123. “I am the master of my speeches, and would u. what's spoken,” Cymb. I, 4, 153. “to u. those employments . . . with a serious industry,” III, 5, 110.
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