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English verb: underplay

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


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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