Definitions for underplayˌʌn dərˈpleɪ, ˈʌn dərˌpleɪ
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un•der•playˌʌn dərˈpleɪ, ˈʌn dərˌpleɪ(v.t.)
to play (a part or scene) subtly and with restraint.
to play (a part) sketchily.
to understate or de-emphasize; downplay.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to underplay a part or scene.
Origin of underplay:
act (a role) with great restraint
play a card lower than (a held high card)
The act of underplaying.
To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part.
To play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage.
to play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to underact a part
to play a low card when holding a high one, in the hope of a future advantage
the act of underplaying
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