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underact

[uhn-der-akt] /ˌʌn dərˈækt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object)
1.
to underplay.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; under- + act
Related forms
underactor, noun
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underact

/ˌʌndərˈækt/
verb
1.
(theatre) to play (a role) without adequate emphasis Compare overact
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