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verb [transitive]     undercut pronunciation in British English
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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


a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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