- to bid less than (another bid) or less than the bid of (another bidder), especially in seeking a contract to be awarded to the lowest bid or bidder; make an offer at a lower price than.
- Cards. to bid less than the value or worth of (a contract or hand).
- to bid lower than another or too low for the value of something.
Origin of underbid
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Examples from the Web for underbid
His price is not what he can get, but the lowest he can live for and underbid his neighbor.How the Other Half Lives
Jacob A. Riis
Well, some one underbid us, he said, trying to hide his disappointment.
You said we were underbid, and thats my business, said Wright.
No one can ever underbid him, except by paying for the privilege.The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted</p>
Katharine Ellis Barrett
"We can afford to underbid them all," declared Darry; and so the matter was settled.Bart Stirling's Road to Success
- to submit a bid lower than that of (others)Irena underbid the other dealers
- to submit an excessively low bid for
- bridge to make a bid that will win fewer tricks than is justified by the strength of the handhe underbid his hand
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