[ˌʌndətˈʊk], [ˌʌndətˈʊk], [ˌʌ_n_d_ə_t_ˈʊ_k]

Definitions of Undertook:

  1.   imp. of Undertake.
  2.   Did undertake.
  3.   of Undertake

Quotes for Undertook:

  1. One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought. – Daniel Boone
  2. The former conviction that these two kingdoms were wholly different in structure, in function, and in kind of life, was not seriously disturbed by the difficulties which the naturalist encountered when he undertook to define them. – Asa Gray
  3. The key to this collaboration- which we undertook after much deliberation- was to stretch creatively. New characters, new locales, new form( the novella). – Jonathan Kellerman
  4. My fate has been that what I undertook was fully understood only after the fact. – Benoit Mandelbrot
  5. It is high time that the international community tell Saddam Hussein and his regime that this is not an issue of negotiation with the U. N. about obligations that they undertook in 1991. – Condoleezza Rice
  6. The Republican movement have not behaved properly over the years. They have not themselves implemented the Agreement. If they had implemented the Agreement then they would have disarmed completely in May 2000, that is what they undertook to do, that is what they failed to do. – David Trimble

Usage examples for Undertook:

  1. Frank undertook to keep Chicken Little from measuring her length on the ice- no small task for the child was ambitious and daring. ” – Chicken Little Jane by Lily Munsell Ritchie
  2. That if you undertook to manufacture any article for him, he might rely upon its being done according to agreement. ” – Lessons in Life, For All Who Will Read Them by T. S. Arthur
  3. But I mean to show you that this girl didn't walk back to any dead easy job when she undertook Tom. ” – Rose MacLeod by Alice Brown
  4. “ Chickango and the two boys undertook to set off for the latter object, while Stanley and I went out with our guns into the woods. ” – In the Wilds of Africa by W.H.G. Kingston
  5. He undertook to be mighty sweet with our Susan one while, but ever sence he's been talkin' religion with Myrtle Hazard he's let us alone. ” – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  6. But the cold fit came on when he undertook to perform his promises. ” – The South American Republics Part I of II by Thomas C. Dawson
  7. However she resigned herself to the journey- indeed, when the time came she undertook it more carelessly than she had undertaken the venture of Marlingate. ” – Joanna Godden by Sheila Kaye-Smith
  8. “ A married couple living in the neighbourhood undertook to do so. ” – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  9. Happening to mention this to Huxley, he at once undertook to go to Lyell in my place, and he did so on the morning following his lecture. ” – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  10. We gladly undertook the duty, having little doubt of what he would like to do. ” – With Axe and Rifle by W.H.G. Kingston
  11. Before daylight l'Encuerado awoke us, when, after taking our bearings, he undertook to be our guide. ” – Adventures of a Young Naturalist by Lucien Biart
  12. Many undertook to write the history of Orpheus; the principal of whom were Zopurus of Heraclea, Prodicus Chius, Epigenes, and Herodorus. ” – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  13. They, on their part, undertook to smooth the road to the best of their ability. ” – The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference by Emile Joseph Dillon
  14. We are not either of us quite young; what we undertook we could carry through. ” – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  15. And yet when he undertook to make this fourth visit to the cottage, he had done so with the intention of allowing himself a little more time for judgment. ” – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  16. It happened at this time that the famous, wealthy prince, Radziwill, the favorite of the king, undertook a great journey to see divers lands, as is the custom of noblemen. ” – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  17. This I undertook to give. ” – The Making of a Country Parish by Harlow S. (Harlow Spencer) Mills
  18. By his side lived Govinda, his shadow, walked the same paths, undertook the same efforts. ” – Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
  19. When the refugees began to pour in by the thousands, and when it became apparent that the Government intended to let them starve, the better citizens undertook an effort at relief; but times were hard, food was scarce, and prices high. ” – Rainbow's End by Rex Beach
  20. If he could get a piece of work done by a certain time he undertook to do it, and if not, he would not cheat, but said so in advance. ” – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy

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