Adjective "undercut" definition and examples

(Undercut may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndəˈkʌt/undercutNoun/ˈʌndəkʌt/

Definitions and examples

verb

Offer goods or services at a lower price than (a competitor)
  1. 'During soft markets, insurers tend to undercut prices for competitive reasons.'
  2. 'So everyone raising prices knows that a competitor could undercut them.'
  3. 'After years of struggling to find cheap, reliable labor in Oklahoma, he had found a way to undercut his competitors without closing up shop and moving overseas.'
  4. 'The company's low cost base allows it to undercut competitors, offer cheaper computers, better service and still have better margins.'
  5. 'Just be careful not to undercut the prices you're charging through your sales reps and distributors.'
  6. 'Now they are being drastically undercut by competition from the rest of Europe and particularly from Asia.'
  7. 'The result is a level playing field for processors; competitors can't undercut prices.'
  8. 'Paris can afford to undercut rivals thanks to its excellent infrastructure.'
  9. 'An ambitious kid could make decent headway if he was willing to smooth-talk lots of retailers and undercut his competitors.'
  10. 'The contractor glanced at the file, read the information he required, undercut his competitors and got the contract.'
Cut or wear away the part below or under (something, especially a cliff)
  1. 'Like most of Curaçao's coastline, the bay was embraced by low cliffs, undercut to a depth of perhaps 4m by the action of tide and wave.'
  2. 'The reef comprises interconnected blocks of rock which are undercut and full of fissures and cracks, providing concealment for an abundance of marine life.'
  3. 'Opposite the cottonwood, on the far bank, is a 40-foot undercut cliff that resembles the prow of a ship.'
  4. 'The sides are vertical, and the north edge undercuts the rock face so that those walking downhill toward the pit suddenly find themselves, without warning, looking at a 60-foot vertical drop into space.'
  5. 'Locally, linear grooves have been delicately eroded to form small meanders with undercut walls.'
  6. 'My favorite fishing spot is a 12-minute drive away, alongside a commercial gravel pit whose chain-link fence the river is always undercutting and dragging away.'
  7. 'Detailed work is undertaken with chisels and knives, and the layers are pared away, though undercutting for sharp detail will also be done with drills.'
Weaken; undermine.
  1. 'However well-intentioned that allusion might have been, it undercut the work's subtle emotional power.'
  2. 'This generates new profits for the financial sector but undercuts social solidarity.'
  3. 'That pretty thoroughly undercuts any support I might have had for nationalised health care.'
  4. 'The fact that I won't have to undercut my sleeping cycle to do extra work is a relief.'
  5. 'As a result, we avoid a process that undercuts the authority of and respect for the Supreme Court.'
  6. 'Roth has made the strange decision to constantly undercut the dramatic tension inherent within his own story.'
  7. 'Individual artists and art publishers have attempted to combat this rising tide of counterfeit art which is flooding the market and undercutting the ability of legitimate artists and publishers to sell their works.'
  8. 'But Hopkins seriously undercuts his efforts in a number of ways.'
  9. 'As a working journalist and Guild member, I believe her comments undercut the credibility of my profession.'
  10. 'In the meantime, we are undercutting his authority.'
Strike (a ball) with backspin so that it bounces high on landing.

    noun

    A space formed by the removal or absence of material from the lower part of something.
    1. 'It gets better and better, the water cutting deeper into the curved and hollowed rock, with slabby undercuts and terraced waterfalls.'
    2. 'Where land meets sea in the north, the power of the ocean has chiselled undercuts, caves and fissures into the limestone cliff.'
    3. 'The wall continues sheer to 30m and the first undercut and stalactites appear.'
    4. 'Beware of undercut banks caused by the high water.'
    5. 'By tying the two together, it was just long enough to assist the top part of the climb until an undercut gave access to a narrow rift and easier descent.'
    The underside of a sirloin of beef.

      More definitions

      1. to cut under or beneath.

      2. to cut away material from so as to leave a portion overhanging, as in carving or sculpture.

      3. to offer goods or services at a lower price or rate than (a competing price or rate) or than that of (a competitor).

      4. to weaken or destroy the impact or effectiveness of; undermine.

      5. Golf. to hit (the ball) so as to cause a backspin.

      6. Tennis. to slice (the ball) using an underhand motion.

      7. to cut (a sound rec

      More examples(as adjective)

      "analysts can be undercut by divisions."

      "prices can be undercut."

      "coals can be undercut."

      "analysts can be undercut."