underplay

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Etymology[edit]

under- +‎ play

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Noun[edit]

underplay

  1. The act of underplaying.

Verb[edit]

underplay ‎(third-person singular simple present underplays, present participle underplaying, simple past and past participle underplayed)

  1. (transitive) To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.
  2. (transitive) To make something seem less important than it really is.
  3. (transitive, card games) To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.

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