underbid(redirected from underbidding)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
v. un·der·bid, un·der·bid·ding, un·der·bids
1. To bid lower than (a competitor).
2. Games To bid less than the full value of (one's hand) in bridge.
To make an unnecessarily low bid.
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.
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.
Past participle: underbid
Switch to new thesaurus
|Verb||1.||underbid - bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants|
|2.||underbid - bid lower than a competing bidder |
outbid - bid higher than others
|3.||underbid - bid too low |
overbid - bid more than the object is worth