[ uhn-der-bahy ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈbaɪ /
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verb (used with object), un·der·bought, un·der·buy·ing.

to buy more cheaply than (another).
to buy at less than the actual value.

verb (used without object), un·der·bought, un·der·buy·ing.

to buy an insufficient quantity, as of supplies or stock in trade.



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Origin of underbuy

First recorded in 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

/ (ˌʌndəˈbaɪ) /

verb -buys, -buying or -bought

to buy (stock in trade) in amounts lower than required
(tr) to buy at a price below that paid by (others)
(tr) to pay a price less than the true value for
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