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underplay

verb [T] uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈpleɪ/  us   /-dɚ-/
to make something such as a dangerous situation seem less important or dangerous than it really is: While not wanting to underplay the seriousness of the situation, I have to say that it is not as bad as people seem to think.
Translations of “underplay”
in Chinese (Traditional) 低調處理, 對…輕描淡寫, 貶低…的重要性…
in Chinese (Simplified) 低调处理, 对…轻描淡写, 贬低…的重要性…
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