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tr.v. un·der·scored, un·der·scor·ing, un·der·scores
1. To underline: underscored the incorrect answers in red ink.
a. To put emphasis on; stress: In a press release, the leaders underscored their commitment to continued negotiations.
b. To cause to appear important or deserving of attention: The energy crisis underscored the need to increase fuel efficiency.
A line drawn under writing or text to indicate emphasis or italic type.
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1. to draw or score a line or mark under
2. to stress or reinforce
a line drawn under written matter
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un•der•score(ˈʌn dərˌskɔr, -ˌskoʊr)
v. -scored, -scor•ing,
1. to mark with a line or lines underneath; underline, as for emphasis.
2. to stress; emphasize.
3. to provide music or a musical soundtrack for (a film).n.
4. a line drawn beneath something written or printed.
5. music for a film soundtrack.
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Past participle: underscored
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|Noun||1.||underscore - a line drawn underneath (especially under written matter)|
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
|Verb||1.||underscore - give extra weight to (a communication); "Her gesture emphasized her words"|
|2.||underscore - draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
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underscore[ˌʌndərˈskɔːr] vt (mainly US)
(= draw a line under) [+ word, sentence, title] → souligner
(= emphasize) [+ importance, dangers, concern, need] → souligner
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
underscore[ˌʌndəˈskɔːʳ] vt → sottolineare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995