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underbuy

[uhn-der-bahy] /ˌʌn dərˈbaɪ/
verb (used with object), underbought, underbuying.
1.
to buy more cheaply than (another).
2.
to buy at less than the actual value.
verb (used without object), underbought, underbuying.
3.
to buy an insufficient quantity, as of supplies or stock in trade.
Origin of underbuy
1605-1615
1605-15; under- + buy
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  • They employed no English ships, and could underbuy and undersell the English manufacturer and the English trader.

British Dictionary definitions for underbuy

underbuy

/ˌʌndəˈbaɪ/
verb -buys, -buying, -bought
1.
to buy (stock in trade) in amounts lower than required
2.
(transitive) to buy at a price below that paid by (others)
3.
(transitive) to pay a price less than the true value for
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