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underplay

un·der·play

underplay

 
pronunciation:
uhn dr pleI
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: underplayed, underplaying, underplays
definition 1: to perform (a theatrical role) with subtlety and restraint.
antonyms:
overact, overplay
definition 2: to downplay or de-emphasize; speak of with restraint.
She underplayed her account of her victory.
antonyms:
emphasize, overplay
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to perform a theatrical role with subtlety and restraint.
antonyms:
overact
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