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undercut

verb [T] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈkʌt/ us    /-dɚ-/ ( present participle undercutting, past tense and past participle undercut)

undercut verb [T] (CHARGE LESS THAN)

to charge less than a competitor: Big supermarkets can undercut all rivals, especially small high-street shops. They claim to undercut their competitors by at least five percent.

undercut verb [T] (DAMAGE)

to damage something or to make it fail: He suspected it was an attempt to undercut his authority.
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