underact

[ uhn-der-akt ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈækt /

verb (used with or without object)

to underplay.

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Origin of underact

First recorded in 1615–25; under- + act

OTHER WORDS FROM underact

un·der·ac·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for underact

underact
/ (ˌʌndərˈækt) /

verb

theatre to play (a role) without adequate emphasisCompare overact
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