verb (used with object), un·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting.
verb (used without object), un·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting.
Origin of undercut
Related Words for undercutundermine, cheapen, diminish, thwart, lessen, destabilize, tunnel, gouge, cut, burrow, hollow, undercharge, underprice, minimize, foil, damage
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Contemporary Examples of 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
May 13, 2014
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?
February 13, 2014
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
February 7, 2014
There is some fair concern that Obama may well have undercut his military threats against Iran.Obama Wins Round One on Iran
Leslie H. Gelb
December 4, 2013
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
November 13, 2013
Historical Examples of undercut
It is a long roll of undercut of beef, so long that it seems to be sold by the yard.Home Life in Germany
Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
She come back at me with a kind of an undercut right under the jaw.The Southern South
Albert Bushnell Hart
The mortise is undercut as before, and saw-cuts are made in the end of the tenon.Woodworking for Beginners
Charles Gardner Wheeler
This puts a tremendous amount of undercut or stop on the ball.The Soul of Golf
Percy Adolphus Vaile
When the whole face is undercut and spragged, the shot-firer is summoned.The Boy With the U.S. Miners
verb (ˌʌndəˈkʌt, ˈʌndəˌkʌt) -cuts, -cutting or -cut
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).