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verb [transitive] undercut pronunciation in British English /ˌʌndə(r)ˈkʌt/
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present tense
present participleundercutting
past tenseundercut
past participleundercut
  1. 1
    business to sell something at a cheaper price than another company or shop

    Supermarkets can undercut small shops by as much as 50%.

  2. 2
    mainly American to make someone or something become gradually less effective, confident, or successful


used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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