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addaword.gifdefinition of lowball

verb
to deliberately underestimate a price, cost, rate etc. in order to deceive
Bob Diamond refused to name the government minister who allegedly put pressure on Barclays to 'lowball' its Libor rating during a gruelling appearance before MPs today.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/07/2012 18:02:00
Definition of lowball from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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