I. verb (-cut; -cutting) Date: 1598 transitive verb 1. to cut away the underpart of <
undercut a vein of ore
2. to cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief 3. to offer to sell at lower prices than or to work for lower wages than (a competitor) 4. to cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall 5. to strike (a ball) with a downward glancing blow so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot 6. to undermine or destroy the force, value, or effectiveness of <
inflation undercuts consumer buying power
intransitive verb to perform the action of cutting away beneath II. noun Date: 1859 1. British tenderloin 1 2. the action or result of cutting away from the underside or lower part of something 3. a notch cut in the base of a tree before felling to determine the direction of falling and to prevent splitting

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  • undercut — un‧der‧cut [ˌʌndəˈkʌt ǁ ər ] verb undercut PTandPP undercutting PRESPART [transitive] COMMERCE to sell goods or services more cheaply than another company: • Our competitors have been undercutting our prices. • The firm that expands output will …   Financial and business terms

  • undercut — [un′dər kut΄; ] for v. [ un΄dər kut′] n. 1. a) a cut made below another so as to leave an overhang or concave profile b) the part cut out in this way ☆ 2. a notch cut in a tree below the level of the major cut and on the side to which the tree is …   English World dictionary

  • Undercut — (engl. für Unterschnitt) ist die Bezeichnung einer bestimmten Frisur. Wenn die Behaarung der unteren Kopfhälfte rasiert bzw. gekürzt wird (oft auch nur auf einer Seite – ein sogenannter Sidecut), die Haare des oberen Teils aber bestehen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • undercut — ► VERB (undercutting; past and past part. undercut) 1) offer goods or services at a lower price than (a competitor). 2) cut or wear away the part under. 3) weaken; undermine. ► NOUN 1) a space formed by the removal or absence of material from the …   English terms dictionary

  • Undercut — Un der*cut , v. t. 1. To cut away, as the side of an object, so as to leave an overhanging portion. [1913 Webster] 2. to sell goods or services at a price below that of (the competition or a competitor s price). [PJC] 3. to weaken the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undercut — Un der*cut , p. a. Cut away below. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undercut — Un der*cut , n. The lower or under side of a sirloin of beef; the fillet. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Undercut — Undercut. См. Подрез. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • undercut — (v.) late 14c., to cut down or off, from UNDER (Cf. under) + CUT (Cf. 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • undercut — /anderˈkat, ingl. ˈʌndəkʌt/ [vc. ingl., letteralmente «colpo (cut) di sotto (under)»] s. m. inv. (sport, nel pugilato) colpo ai fianchi, colpo alle costole …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • undercut — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)kʌ̱t[/t]] undercuts, undercutting (The form undercut is used in the present tense and is also the past tense and past participle.) 1) VERB If you undercut someone or undercut their prices, you sell a product more cheaply than they do …   English dictionary

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