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  • v. To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.

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  • v. understate the importance or quality of


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  • One day we'll play golf, Mr. Tai-pan Dunross and you'd better be good because I can play down to ten on a good day — I learned about golf in a man's world early — so I'll rub your nose in it.

    Noble House

  • I used to play down my passionsfashion, exercise, and the entertainment world.



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