Dictionary.com

underbid

[ uhn-der-bid ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈbɪd /
Save This Word!

verb (used with object), un·der·bid, un·der·bid·ding.
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).
verb (used without object), un·der·bid, un·der·bid·ding.
to bid lower than another or too low for the value of something.
QUIZ
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of underbid

First recorded in 1585–95; under- + bid1

OTHER WORDS FROM underbid

un·der·bid·der, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use underbid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for underbid

underbid
/ (ˌʌndəˈbɪd) /

verb -bids, -bidding or -bid (tr)
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

Derived forms of underbid

underbidder, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK