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Related to underplay: downplay
v. un·der·played, un·der·play·ing, un·der·plays
1. To act (a role) subtly or with restraint.
2. To present or deal with subtly or with restraint; play down.
1. To act a role subtly or with restraint.
2. Games To play a low card while holding a higher card in the same suit.
1. (Theatre) to play (a role) with restraint or subtlety
2. to achieve (an effect) by deliberate lack of emphasis
3. (Card Games) (intr) cards to lead or follow suit with a lower card when holding a higher one
un•der•play(ˌʌn dərˈpleɪ, ˈʌn dərˌpleɪ)
1. to play (a part or scene) subtly and with restraint.
2. to play (a part) sketchily.
3. to understate or de-emphasize; downplay.v.i.
4. to underplay a part or scene.
Past participle: underplayed
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|Verb||1.||underplay - act (a role) with great restraint|
|2.||underplay - play a card lower than (a held high card)|
play - bet or wager (money); "He played $20 on the new horse"; "She plays the races"