intransitive verb-·bought′, -·buy′ing
- to buy at less than the real value or asking price
- to buy more cheaply than (another or others)
- to buy less of (something) than is needed
verbun·der·bought, un·der·buy·ing, un·der·buys
- To buy less (of something) than is needed.
- To buy something at a lower price than (a competitor).
To buy less of something than is needed.
(third-person singular simple present underbuys, present participle underbuying, simple past and past participle underbought)
- To buy at less than the value of.
- To buy at less than the price of another.
- To buy too little.
From under- +"Ž buy.