English version

underplay

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishunderplayun‧der‧play /ˌʌndəˈpleɪ $ -ər-/ verb [transitive]  SEEMto make something seem less important or less serious than it really is syn play down opp overplay She underplays her achievements.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
underplayRarely is any news story ever underplayed.For once he was underplaying his hand.Whatever his motives, Salah was careful to underplay the contribution education might make to the emancipation and liberation of women.For in looking back she underplayed the impact of feminist discourses on the repeal struggle.Even if the latest Catholic reforms underplay the offertory ritual, it is not of itself without meaning or challenge.The standard third-world prescription heavily underplays the role of private property.Never underplay the Tory party's ruthlessness towards a limping leader, we were told.McQueen seems to inspire Hoffman to underplay, too.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.
Word of the day luck out to be lucky
Verb table
underplay
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyunderplay
he, she, itunderplays
> View More
Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyunderplayed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave underplayed
he, she, ithas underplayed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad underplayed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill underplay
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have underplayed
> View Less
Continuous Form
Present
Iam underplaying
he, she, itis underplaying
> View More
you, we, theyare underplaying
Past
I, he, she, itwas underplaying
you, we, theywere underplaying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been underplaying
he, she, ithas been underplaying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been underplaying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be underplaying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been underplaying
> View Less