Definition of underplay verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

underplay

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they underplay
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪ//
 
he / she / it underplays
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪz//
 
past simple underplayed
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪd//
 
past participle underplayed
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪd//
 
-ing form underplaying
BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈpleɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈpleɪɪŋ//
 
 
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underplay something (especially British English) to make something seem less important than it really is synonym play down, downplay opposite overplay
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underplay