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underhandadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌhænd/
(done) by moving the arm from back to front with the hand below shoulder level and with the inner part of the hand facing forward: an underhand toss
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"underhand" in British English

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underhandadjective

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈhænd/  us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈhænd/ mainly UK (US usually underhanded) disapproving

underhandadjective, adverb

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈhænd/  us   /ˌʌn.dɚˈhænd/ US (UK underarm)
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"underhand" in Business English

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underhandadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌndəˈhænd/ UK (US also underhanded)
done secretly, and sometimes dishonestly, in order to achieve an advantage: This is an underhand attempt to resume commercial whaling. Insurers have been accused of using underhand tactics to reduce the amount of compensation paid to homeowners who have been missold a mortgage endowment policy. underhanded methods/tactics
(Definition of underhand from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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