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Definition of underplay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



, 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 somethingdown opposite overplay
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: underplay