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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. the practice of drawing or scoring a line or mark under
2. the fact of stressing or reinforcing
3. (Film) films the playing of music quietly during dialogue or when there is no dialogue
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