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Meaning of UNDERPLAY

Pronunciation:  `under'pley

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  play a card lower than (a held high card)
  2. [v]  act (a role) with great restraint
 

UNDERPLAY is a 9 letter word that starts with U.

 

 Synonyms: underact
 
 Antonyms: ham, overact, overplay
 
 See Also: act, play, play, playact, roleplay

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Un`der*play"\, v. i.
    1. To play in a subordinate, or in an inferior manner; to
       underact a part.
    
    2. (Card Playing) To play a low card when holding a high one,
       in the hope of a future advantage.
    
    
  2. \Un"der*play`\, n. (Card Playing)
    The act of underplaying.
    
    
 

 

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