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un·der·hand

 (ŭn′dər-hănd′)
adj.
1. Sports Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm: an underhand pitch.
2. Dishonest and sneaky; underhanded.
adv.
1. With an underhand movement: Throw the ball underhand.
2. In a sly and secret way.

underhand

(ˈʌndəˌhænd)
adj
1. clandestine, deceptive, or secretive
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport another word for underarm
adv
in an underhand manner or style

un•der•hand

(ˈʌn dərˌhænd)

adj.
1. not open and aboveboard; secret and crafty.
2. executed with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward: an underhand pitch.
adv.
3. with the hand below the level of the shoulder and the palm turned upward and forward.
4. secretly; stealthily.
[1530–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underhand - with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder levelunderhand - with hand brought forward and up from below shoulder level; "an underhand pitch"; "an underhand stroke"
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
overarm, overhand, overhanded - with hand brought forward and down from above shoulder level; "an overhand pitch"; "an overhand stroke"
2.underhand - marked by deceptionunderhand - marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
corrupt, crooked - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
Adv.1.underhand - slyly and secretlyunderhand - slyly and secretly; "Mean revenge, committed underhand"- John Donne; "oldline aristocratic diplomats underhandedly undermined the attempt...to align Germany with the Western democracies"- C.G.Bowers
2.underhand - with the hand swung below shoulder level; "throwing a ball underarm"

underhand

underhand

adjective
Translations

underhand

[ˈʌndəhænd]
A. ADJ
1. (= dishonest) [person] → solapado; [behaviour, deals, tactics] → turbio, poco limpio
critics accuse the President of being underhandlos críticos del presidente lo acusan de solapado
2. (Sport) [throw] → por debajo del hombro
B. ADV to serve underhandsacar sin levantar el brazo por encima

underhand

[ˌʌndərˈhænd] underhanded [ˌʌndərˈhændɪd] (mainly US)
adj
(= dishonest) [deal] → en sous-main; [way, method, person] → sournois(e)
(US) (= not overarm) [pitch] → par en dessous
adv (US) (= not overarm) [toss, throw] → par en dessous

underhand

[ˌʌndəˈhænd] underhanded [ˌʌndəˈhændɪd] adj (method) → equivoco/a, poco pulito/a; (trick) → subdolo/a, mancino/a
References in classic literature ?
I do not believe Beecher or his party would stoop to anything dishonorable or underhand, though they would not hesitate, nor would we, to take advantage of every fair chance to win in the race.
As if the infirmities of old age - the gray hair, the wrinkles at the corners of the eyes, and the knotted veins of the hands - were the symptoms of moral poison, they prowl about the quays with an underhand air of gloating over the broken spirit of noble captives.
We have not found out this abominable deception by any underhand means," she said.
In the first place, it was a furtive, underhand blow at this nonsense of knight errantry, though nobody suspected that but me.
He was thought a good administrator, and it was often a question of making him mayor of Alencon; but the memory of his underhand jobbery still clung to him, and he was never received at the prefecture.
She's an underhand little thing: I never saw a girl of her age with so much cover.
You may run away from my words, sir, and you may go spinnin' underhand ways o' doing us a mischief, for you've got Old Harry to your friend, though nobody else is, but I tell you for once as we're not dumb creatures to be abused and made money on by them as ha' got the lash i' their hands, for want o' knowing how t' undo the tackle.
He had suspected his agent of some underhand dealing; of meaning to bias him against the deserving; and he had determined to go himself, and thoroughly investigate the merits of the case.
You know very well that two or three fearless articles, something in my style, you know, would soon put a stop to all that underhand backing of your king.
You, in complicity with the bewitched goat implicated in this suit, during the night of the twenty-ninth of March last, murdered and stabbed, in concert with the powers of darkness, by the aid of charms and underhand practices, a captain of the king's arches of the watch, Phoebus de Châteaupers.
And there won't be anything underhand when I come a-asking.
He was friendly, in a treacherous sort of way, smiling into one's face the while he meditated some underhand trick, as, for instance, when he stole from Buck's food at the first meal.