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English verb: underplay

1. underplay (creation) act (a role) with great restraint


Synonymsunderact


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)act, play, playact, roleplay


Domain categorydramatic art, dramatics, dramaturgy, theater, theatre


Antonymsham, ham it up, overact, overplay

2. underplay (competition) play a card lower than (a held high card)


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categorycard game, cards









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