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Verb: undercut (undercut,undercutting)  'ún-du(r),kút
  1. Sell cheaper than one's competition
    "The exporter will actually undercut the foreign dealer by very nearly the whole difference";
    - undersell
     
  2. Cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief
     
  3. Cut away the underpart of
    "undercut a vein of ore"
     
  4. Strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot
     
  5. Cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
Noun: undercut  'ún-du(r),kút
  1. The material removed by a cut made underneath
     
  2. The tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    - tenderloin
     
  3. A notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall
     
  4. (sport) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball
    "undercuts do not bother a good tennis player";
    - cut
     
  5. A cut made underneath to remove material

Derived forms: undercut, undercuts, undercutting

Type of: cut, cut away, cut of meat, cutting, flog [Brit], forestry, hit, material, notch, sell, shot, stroke, stuff

Encyclopedia: Undercut