Definitions for undercutˌʌn dərˈkʌt; ˈʌn dərˌkʌt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•cutˌʌn dərˈkʌt; ˈʌn dərˌkʌt(v.; n., adj.; n.; adj.)-cut, -cut•ting

  1. (v.t.)to cut under or beneath.

  2. to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. to offer goods or services at a lower price or rate than (a competitor).

    Category: Business

  4. to cut away material from so as to leave a portion overhanging, as in carving or sculpture.

    Category: Fine Arts

  5. to hit (a ball) underhand so as to cause backspin; slice.

    Category: Sport

  6. to cut a notch in (a tree) in order to control the direction in which the tree is to fall.

    Category: Agriculture

  7. (v.i.)to undercut material, a competitor, etc.

  8. (n.)a cut or a cutting away underneath.

  9. a notch cut in a tree to determine its direction of fall.

  10. a hitting of a ball underhand so as to cause backspin; slice.

    Category: Sport

  11. (adj.)having or resulting from an undercut.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. undercut(noun)

    the material removed by a cut made underneath

  2. tenderloin, undercut(noun)

    the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column

  3. undercut(noun)

    a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall

  4. cut, undercut(noun)

    (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

    "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

  5. undercut(verb)

    a cut made underneath to remove material

  6. undersell, undercut(verb)

    sell cheaper than one's competition

  7. undercut(verb)

    cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief

  8. undercut(verb)

    cut away the underpart of

    "undercut a vein of ore"

  9. undercut(verb)

    strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot

  10. undercut(verb)

    cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall


  1. undercut(Noun)

    A cut made in the lower part of something; the material so removed.

  2. undercut(Noun)

    The notch cut in a tree to direct its fall when being felled.

  3. undercut(Verb)

    To sell (something) at a lower price, or to work for lower wages, than a competitor.

  4. undercut(Verb)

    To create an overhang by cutting away material from underneath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undercut(noun)

    the lower or under side of a sirloin of beef; the fillet

  2. Undercut(verb)

    to cut away, as the side of an object, so as to leave an overhanging portion

Translations for undercut

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to sell goods etc at a lower price than (a competitor)

Japanese car-exporters are able to undercut British motor manufacturers.

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