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Oct
28
2016

underestimate

uhn d@r e stih meIt

transitive verb
to appraise at too low a quantity, rate, strength, value, or the like.
The press underestimated the boxer’s endurance and wrongly predicted the outcome of the fight.
The building collapsed because the weight of the roof was underestimated.
Don’t underestimate yourself; you are smart enough and qualified enough to do this job.
The government underestimated both the extent of the damage and the cost of the repairs.

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