[ uhn-der-sel ]
/ ˌʌn dərˈsɛl /

verb (used with object), un·der·sold, un·der·sell·ing.

to sell more cheaply than.
to advertise with restraint; understate the merits of (something): By underselling his product, he let his hearers convince themselves of its importance.
to sell for less than the actual value.

Origin of undersell

First recorded in 1615–25; under- + sell1

Related forms

un·der·sell·er, noun
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/ (ˌʌndəˈsɛl) /

verb -sells, -selling or -sold

to sell for less than the usual or expected price
(tr) to sell at a price lower than that of (another seller)
(tr) to advertise (merchandise) with moderation or restraint

Derived Forms

underseller, noun
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