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un·der·bid

 (ŭn′dər-bĭd′)
v. un·der·bid, un·der·bid·ding, un·der·bids
v.tr.
1. To bid lower than (a competitor).
2. Games To bid less than the full value of (one's hand) in bridge.
v.intr.
To make an unnecessarily low bid.

un′der-bid′ n.
un′der·bid′der n.

underbid

(ˌʌndəˈbɪd)
vb (tr) , -bids, -bidding or -bid
1. (Commerce) to submit a bid lower than that of (others): Irena underbid the other dealers.
2. (Commerce) to submit an excessively low bid for
3. (Bridge) bridge to make a bid that will win fewer tricks than is justified by the strength of the hand: he underbid his hand.
ˈunderˌbidder n

un•der•bid

(ˌʌn dərˈbɪd)

v. -bid, -bid•ding. v.t.
1. to bid less than (another bid) or less than the bid of (another bidder), esp. in seeking a contract.
2. to bid less than the value or worth of (a contract or hand) at cards.
v.i.
3. to bid lower than another, esp. too low to gain something.
[1585–95]
un′der•bid`der, n.

underbid


Past participle: underbid
Gerund: underbidding

Imperative
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Present
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you underbid
he/she/it underbids
we underbid
you underbid
they underbid
Preterite
I underbid
you underbid
he/she/it underbid
we underbid
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they underbid
Present Continuous
I am underbidding
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he/she/it is underbidding
we are underbidding
you are underbidding
they are underbidding
Present Perfect
I have underbid
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he/she/it has underbid
we have underbid
you have underbid
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Past Continuous
I was underbidding
you were underbidding
he/she/it was underbidding
we were underbidding
you were underbidding
they were underbidding
Past Perfect
I had underbid
you had underbid
he/she/it had underbid
we had underbid
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Future
I will underbid
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he/she/it will underbid
we will underbid
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Future Perfect
I will have underbid
you will have underbid
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we will have underbid
you will have underbid
they will have underbid
Future Continuous
I will be underbidding
you will be underbidding
he/she/it will be underbidding
we will be underbidding
you will be underbidding
they will be underbidding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been underbidding
you have been underbidding
he/she/it has been underbidding
we have been underbidding
you have been underbidding
they have been underbidding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been underbidding
you will have been underbidding
he/she/it will have been underbidding
we will have been underbidding
you will have been underbidding
they will have been underbidding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been underbidding
you had been underbidding
he/she/it had been underbidding
we had been underbidding
you had been underbidding
they had been underbidding
Conditional
I would underbid
you would underbid
he/she/it would underbid
we would underbid
you would underbid
they would underbid
Past Conditional
I would have underbid
you would have underbid
he/she/it would have underbid
we would have underbid
you would have underbid
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.underbid - bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrantsunderbid - bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
bid, call - make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
2.underbid - bid lower than a competing bidderunderbid - bid lower than a competing bidder  
auction sale, vendue, auction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
bid, tender, offer - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
outbid - bid higher than others
3.underbid - bid too lowunderbid - bid too low        
auction sale, vendue, auction - the public sale of something to the highest bidder
bid, tender, offer - propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
overbid - bid more than the object is worth
Translations

underbid

[ˈʌndəˈbɪd] (underbade or underbid (pt) (underbidden or underbid (pp)))
A. VTofrecer un precio más bajo que
B. VI (Bridge) → declarar por debajo de lo que se tiene
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