verb (used with object), un·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting.
verb (used without object), un·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting.
Examples from the Web for undercut
Plus, he already had the super trendy “undercut” hairstyle popular with the fashion forward men of today.The Littlest Fashionista Is Just Plain Stinkin’ Cute|Justin Jones|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Satellite television outfits like DirectTV have undercut cable on price and signed up millions of customers.Why Would Comcast Improve When It Could Buy Time Warner Cable Instead?|Daniel Gross|February 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Particularly once people start dying, you have to figure out how to make the humor not undercut the emotion of the piece.Grant Heslov Is the Robin to George Clooney’s Batman|Andrew Romano|February 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is some fair concern that Obama may well have undercut his military threats against Iran.
In the photo, the ostentatious monument is undercut (literally) by a temporary stall selling wares in its niche.Charles Marville Captures the Rebirth of 1800s Paris in New Exhibition|William O’Connor|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The method of getting out the coal was to "undercut" it with a pick, and then blow it loose with a charge of powder.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
I have an undercut bead-sight which some years was allowed at Bisley as “Military,” and in other years not.Automatic Pistol Shooting|Walter Winans
She come back at me with a kind of an undercut right under the jaw.The Southern South|Albert Bushnell Hart
An undercut to the ball caused it, when it struck the turf, to pull off into foul ground.Frank Armstrong at College|Matthew M. Colton
The coal must be undercut as far in as a pick or a mechanical coal-cutter will reach, for the entire width of the face.The Boy With the U.S. Miners|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for undercut
verb (ˌʌndəˈkʌt, ˈʌndəˌkʌt) -cuts, -cutting or -cut
Word Origin and History for undercut
late 14c., "to cut down or off," from under + cut (v.). In the commercial sense of "to sell at lower prices" (or work at lower wages) it is first attested 1884. Figurative sense of "render unstable, undermine" is recorded from 1955, from earlier literal meaning "cut so as to leave the upper portion larger than the lower" (1874).