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un•der•play



Pronunciation: (un"dur-plā', un'dur-plā"), [key]
v.t.
1. to act (a part) sketchily.
2. to act subtly and restrainedly.
3. to understate or de-emphasize; downplay: The ambassador underplayed his role in the peace negotiations.

v.i.
1. to leave out of one's acting all subtlety and enriching detail.
2. to achieve an effect in acting with a minimum of emphasis.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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