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Definition of underplay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

underplay

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪ//
 
, NAmE//ˈʌndərˌpleɪ//
 
underplay somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they underplay
 
he / she / it underplays
 
past simple underplayed
 
-ing form underplaying
 
 
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to make something seem less important than it really is synonym downplay, play down opposite overplay
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: underplay