undo vs undue : Common Errors in English

About undo vs undue

The verb “undo” is the opposite of “do.” You undo your typing errors on a computer or undo your shoelaces to go wading.The adjective “undue” is the opposite of “due” and means “unwarranted” or “improper.” It is used in phrases like “undue influence,” “undue burdens,” and “undue expense.”

undo Meaning(s)

  • (v) cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
  • (v) deprive of certain characteristics
  • (v) cause the ruin or downfall of
  • (v) cause to become loose
  • (v) remove the outer cover or wrapping of

undue Meaning(s)

  • (a) not yet payable
  • (a) not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances
  • (s) lacking justification or authorization
  • (s) beyond normal limits

undo in News

  1. Push starts for vote on Medicaid

    PHOENIX - Foes of Gov. Jan Brewer's Medicaid expansion were already moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature - even before Brewer has a chance to sign it into law.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: Arizona Daily Star

  2. Opponents line up against Brewer's budget

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaking after Thursday's decisive vote to approve her $8.8 billion budget. PHOENIX — Not waiting for formal gubernatorial approval, foes of her Medicaid expansion already are moving to undo at the ballot box and in court what they could not block at the Legislature. Former state Sen. Frank Antenori, who once represented a sizable portion of Cochise County, said he is ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Sierra Vista Herald

  3. Veterans seek changes to property tax credit

    Veterans groups want the state Legislature to undo proposed limits on a popular property tax credit for disabled veterans and their spouses. Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to "fix the issue," but lawmakers behind the change were not budging. Limits on the tax credit program were placed into the state budget by the Legislature's Joint ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: WISC-TV Madison

undue in News

  1. USGA must enforce pace of play at 2013 U.S. Open, says Annika Sorenstam

    The USGA's rule 6-7 states, in part that a golfer who does not play "without undue delay" shall incur penalties that begin with a warning, may escalate to one and two strokes, and can eventually end with a disqualification.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Philly.com

  2. No harm, no foul if Zunino experiment doesn’t pan out

    The late basketball coach Abe Lemons, whose sometimes irreverent perspective on college sports was formed by surviving combat duty during World War II, once was asked about putting undue pressure on a freshman starter.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Tacoma News Tribune

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