from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • p. p. of undersell.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of undersell.
  • adjective Of or pertaining to that which has been sold with insufficient enthusiasm.


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  • The label undersold the calorie count by an average of 8 percent.

    CNN Transcript Jan 8, 2010 2010

  • And never knowingly undersold which is probably true because often they're the only place that sells the thing you are looking for.

    WTF? 2008

  • Interesting post, but I think your comment about how Japan "undersold" products in various industries in order to eliminate their competition.

    Latest Articles 2010

  • All the news that's been made about compromises on health reform over the last few months, along with reform advocates 'efforts to reassure seniors and others that they won't lose anything worth caring about, have undoubtedly "undersold" the extent of change that even a "weakened" bill would make happen.

    Democratic Strategist 2009

  • Separately, closed hearings are taking place this week in New York on a legal action the NFL Players Association filed in June, claiming the league undersold its broadcast and satellite television rights during the past two years in exchange for a guarantee that the networks would continue to pay the league even if the lockout causes the NFL to cancel games next season.

    NFL, ESPN Push Toward Monday Night Pact Matthew Futterman 2011

  • Mr Lezard's point is that six-word novels aren't literature, they are advertisements ( "Never knowingly undersold", for example, the slogan of my favourite shop, John Lewis).

    Miscellaneous Maxine 2009

  • June 09, 2009 at 8: 18 AM this is a great diagram but it is being undersold, it doesn't just affect business, it can affect many parts of your personal life, especially "learn to say no" pinbot

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  • Of course, with his choice of Ernie the Fastest Milkman in the West as a desert island disc, Cameron had already signalled an intention never to be culturally undersold.

    Why do we sneer at Sarko for trying to improve himself? | Catherine Bennett 2011

  • Or is it the probable result of financial restrictions and undersold manufacturing?

    Letters to the Editor 2009

  • Harry Redknapp undersold it last week, which is not an accusation that the Tottenham Hotspur manager can face too regularly.

    Tottenham blocked by Real Madrid but now turn sights on league battle 2011


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