underbid

[ UK /ˌʌndəbˈɪd/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌbɪd/ ]
VERB
  1. bid too low
  2. bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
  3. bid lower than a competing bidder
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How To Use underbid In A Sentence

  • When the bidding got really frantic he would run between tables, bating the underbidder in a way calculated to inflict maximum embarrassment. California Dreaming
  • At times, he has been an underbidder at auctions, "letting it buy in and seeing if I can get it after the sale. The Aftermath of an Auction
  • Small manufacturers tend to be terrified of losing an order, so they dramatically underbid.
  • We were the underbidder on the GOLD Pan Pac which sold for a whopping $345,000.00. THE FUN SHOW 2009 : Coin Collecting News
  • Their whole business model is about bringing in inexpensive foreign labor so they can underbid their rivals.
  • The audience roared because they thought I underbid.
  • The contractor had significantly underbid the job.
  • Since declarer's side in a ‘no seven’ game can choose when to bring the game to a close, they can certainly arrange to lose; thus there will be no underbidding for the right to be declarer!
  • Media hype and too much wine at dinner may lead a wealthy collector to overbid for a work at auction (but there must have been an underbidder).
  • Many framers often find themselves underbidding themselves to keep a piece of work in the shop for framing.
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