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un·der·cut

 (ŭn′dər-kŭt′)
v. un·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting, un·der·cuts
v.tr.
1. To diminish or destroy the province or effectiveness of; undermine: "The partnership between the United States and Western Europe is undercut by diverging economic interests" (Scott Sullivan).
2. To sell at a lower price than or to work for lower wages or fees than (a competitor).
3. To make a cut under or below.
4. To create an overhang by cutting material away from, as in carving.
5. Sports
a. To impart backspin to (a ball) by striking downward as well as forward, as in golf and baseball.
b. To cut or slice (a ball) with an underarm stroke, as in tennis.
v.intr.
To engage in undercutting.
n. (ŭn′dər-kŭt′)
1.
a. A cut made in the under part to remove material.
b. The material so removed.
2. A notch cut in a tree to direct its fall and insure a clean break.
3. Chiefly British The tenderloin of beef; the fillet.
4. Sports
a. A spin given to a ball opposite to its direction of flight; a backspin.
b. A cut or slice imparting such a spin.
c. A cut or slice made with an underarm motion.

undercut

vb, -cuts, -cutting or -cut
1. (Commerce) to charge less than (a competitor) in order to obtain trade
2. to cut away the under part of (something)
3. (General Sporting Terms) sport to hit (a ball) in such a way as to impart backspin
n
4. the act or an instance of cutting underneath
5. a part that is cut away underneath
6. (Cookery) a tenderloin of beef, including the fillet
7. (Forestry) forestry chiefly US and Canadian a notch cut in a tree trunk, to ensure a clean break in felling
8. (General Sporting Terms) sport a stroke that imparts backspin to the ball

un•der•cut

(v. ˌʌn dərˈkʌt; n., adj., ˈʌn dərˌkʌt)

v. -cut, -cut•ting,
n., adj. v.t.
1. to cut under or beneath.
2. to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.
3. to offer goods or services at a lower price or rate than (a competitor).
4. to cut away material from so as to leave a portion overhanging, as in carving or sculpture.
5. to hit (a ball) underhand so as to cause backspin; slice.
6. to cut a notch in (a tree) in order to control the direction in which the tree is to fall.
v.i.
7. to undercut material, a competitor, etc.
n.
8. 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.
adj.
11. having or resulting from an undercut.
[1350–1400]

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Past participle: undercut
Gerund: undercutting

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have undercut
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.undercut - the material removed by a cut made underneathundercut - the material removed by a cut made underneath
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
2.undercut - the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral columnundercut - the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
beef tenderloin - beef loin muscle
pork tenderloin - pork loin muscle
3.undercut - a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fallundercut - a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall
notch - a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
forestry - the science of planting and caring for forests and the management of growing timber
4.undercut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ballundercut - (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
squash rackets, squash racquets, squash - a game played in an enclosed court by two or four players who strike the ball with long-handled rackets
badminton - a game played on a court with light long-handled rackets used to volley a shuttlecock over a net
lawn tennis, tennis - a game played with rackets by two or four players who hit a ball back and forth over a net that divides the court
stroke, shot - (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand; "it took two strokes to get out of the bunker"; "a good shot requires good balance and tempo"; "he left me an almost impossible shot"
5.undercut - a cut made underneath to remove materialundercut - a cut made underneath to remove material
cutting, cut - the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess"
Verb1.undercut - sell cheaper than one's competitionundercut - sell cheaper than one's competition
sell - exchange or deliver for money or its equivalent; "He sold his house in January"; "She sells her body to survive and support her drug habit"
2.undercut - cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief
cut away - remove by cutting off or away; "cut away the branch that sticks out"
3.undercut - cut away the underpart of; "undercut a vein of ore"
cut away - remove by cutting off or away; "cut away the branch that sticks out"
4.undercut - strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shotundercut - strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"
5.undercut - cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fallundercut - cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
cut - separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

undercut

verb
1. charge less than, undersell, underbid, charge a lower price than The firm will be able to undercut its competitors.
2. underprice, sell cheaply, sell at a loss, undersell, sacrifice, undercharge Prices were undercut and profits collapsed.
3. weaken, undermine, subvert, threaten, impair, debilitate Popular support would be undercut by political developments.
Translations
يَعْرِضُ سِعْرا أقل
prodávat laciněji než
underbyde
alákínálolcsóbb áron ad
undirbjóîa
pigiau parduoti negu
pārdot par zemāku cenu
predávať lacnejšie ako
daha düşük fiyatla satmakfiyat kırmak

undercut

[ˈʌndəkʌt] (undercut (pt, pp)) VT (Comm) (= sell cheaper than) [+ competitor] → vender más barato que

undercut

[ˌʌndərˈkʌt] [undercut] (pt, pp) vt
(COMMERCE) [+ competitor, rival] → battre sur les prix, pratiquer des prix inférieurs à ceux de; [+ prices, fares] → casser

undercut

[ˌʌndəˈkʌt] (undercut (pt, pp)) vt (Comm) → vendere a minor prezzo di

undercut

(andəˈkat) past tense, past participle ˌunderˈcut verb
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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