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English noun: undercut

1. undercut (substance) the material removed by a cut made underneath

Broader (hypernym)material, stuff

2. undercut (food) the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat

Narrower (hyponym)beef tenderloin, pork tenderloin

3. undercut (artifact) a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall

Broader (hypernym)forestry, notch

4. undercut (act) (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

SamplesCuts do not bother a good tennis player.


Broader (hypernym)shot, stroke

Domain categorybadminton, lawn tennis, squash, squash rackets, squash racquets, tennis

5. undercut (act) a cut made underneath to remove material

Broader (hypernym)cut, cutting

English verb: undercut

1. undercut (possession) sell cheaper than one's competition


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)sell


2. undercut (contact) cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut away

3. undercut (contact) cut away the underpart of

SamplesUndercut a vein of ore.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut away

4. undercut (contact) strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)hit

5. undercut (contact) cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cut

Entailcut down, drop, fell, strike down

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