Definitions for underplayˌʌn dərˈpleɪ, ˈʌn dərˌpleɪ

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word underplay

Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•playˌʌn dərˈpleɪ, ˈʌn dərˌpleɪ(v.t.)

  1. to play (a part or scene) subtly and with restraint.

    Category: Showbiz

  2. to play (a part) sketchily.

    Category: Showbiz

  3. to understate or de-emphasize; downplay.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  4. (v.i.)to underplay a part or scene.

    Category: Showbiz

Origin of underplay:

1725–35

Princeton's WordNet

  1. underact, underplay(verb)

    act (a role) with great restraint

  2. underplay(verb)

    play a card lower than (a held high card)

Wiktionary

  1. underplay(Noun)

    The act of underplaying.

  2. underplay(Verb)

    To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.

  3. underplay(Verb)

    To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Underplay(verb)

    to play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part

  2. Underplay(verb)

    to play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage

  3. Underplay(noun)

    the act of underplaying

Translation

Find a translation for the underplay definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these underplay definitions with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"underplay." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 25 Jul 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/underplay>.

Are we missing a good definition for underplay?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for underplay: