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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Play a card lower than (a held high card); Act (a role) with great restraint.

Usage examples (34)
  • There is also something antithetical to making Crispin Glover "underplay" his role.
  • And Dana Andrews, an underestimated actor who wasn’t fully appreciated because his style was to underplay, which is so difficult.
  • Certainly, you cannot underplay what happened in Iowa.
  • Look, let's not underplay what McCarthyism actually is. for more
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