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verb [transitive] underestimate pronunciation in American English /ˌʌndərˈestɪˌmeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyunderestimate
he/she/itunderestimates
present participleunderestimating
past tenseunderestimated
past participleunderestimated

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  1. 1
    to think that someone has less power or ability than they really have
    Their big mistake was to underestimate their opponents’ skill in handling the news media.
  2. 2
    to think or guess that something is smaller, less important, etc. than it really is
    We have seriously underestimated the cost of this trip.
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underestimation

 underestimate pronunciation in American English /ˌʌndərˌestɪˈmeɪʃ(ə)n/ noun [countable/uncountable]
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singularunderestimation
pluralunderestimations
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