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verb un·der·bought , un·der·buy·ing, un·der·buys verb, transitive
- To buy less (of something) than one wants or needs.
- To buy at a lower price than a competitor.
- To buy (something) at less than a proper or expected price.
- To buy less of something than what is wanted or needed.
- To buy something at a price lower than proper or expected.