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  • v. Present participle of underplay.

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Examples

  • "If BP, or executives made false statements, and several senators already have accused BP of making false statements, not only in getting the permits to dig that well, but also in kind of underplaying the gravity of the spill."

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Timothy Olyphant, who generally excels at underplaying the part of laconic but lethal U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens, comes to the forefront, fueled by grief and rage as he seeks to avenge the senseless murder of his beloved Aunt Helen ("that woman saved my life") at the hands of the degenerate Dickie Bennett (scene-stealer Jeremy Davies).

    Matt's TV Week in Review: A Wedding, A Farewell, and More!

  • Some analysts worry the Fed is underplaying gains in the recovery and is turning a blind eye to inflation pressures that may be building, as evidenced by rising commodity prices around the world.

    Bernanke: Not Raising Debt Limit Would Be 'Catastrophic'

  • The only way to "compete" against a performance as dynamic as the one being given by Mr. Jones is to come at it from a different angle, and by underplaying the idiosyncrasies of the combative, querulous Daisy, Ms. Redgrave slips out from under his long shadow and ends up making an equally deep and persuasive impression.

    A Perfect Night on Broadway

  • Some companies may even be underplaying the amount of R&D they're doing abroad, he said.

    More Companies Plan to Put R&D Overseas

  • Nuclear experts have been saying for days that Japan was underplaying the severity of the nuclear crisis.

    Testing finds no radiation threat along West Coast

  • Nuclear experts have been saying for days that Japan was underplaying the severity of the problems at the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant.

    Japan Admits Disasters Overwhelmed Government

  • While nuclear experts have been saying for days that Japan was underplaying the crisis' severity, Hidehiko Nishiyama of the nuclear safety agency said the rating was raised when officials realized that at least 3 percent of the fuel in three of the complex's reactors had been severely damaged.

    Japan Admits Disasters Overwhelmed Government

  • The problem with information that originates from opposition groups is that there is a clear interest in disseminating "beneficial" data and underplaying "damaging" statistics.

    Sharmine Narwani: Stratfor Challenges Narratives on Syria

  • Stan writes: I know like me you're a Leeds fan and are used to scintillating footy day in day out but you're seriously underplaying this match.

    Barcelona v Real Madrid – as it happened | Rob Bagchi

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