- a cut made in the lower part of something, that creates an overhang or a concave profile
- a notch cut in a tree below the level of the major cut and on the side to which the tree is to fall
- Brit. a tenderloin or fillet of beef
- Sports the act or an instance of undercutting
that is undercut
transitive verb-·cut′, -·cut′ting
- to make an undercut (senses & ) in
- to cut out or wear away the underside or lower portion of
- to undersell or work for lower wages than
- to weaken the position of; lessen the force or impact of; undermine
- Sports to strike (a ball) with an oblique downward motion, as in golf, or to chop with an underhand stroke, as in tennis, esp. so as to impart backspin
to undercut something or someone
verbun·der·cut, un·der·cut·ting, un·der·cuts
- To diminish or destroy the province or effectiveness of; undermine: “The partnership between the United States and Western Europe is undercut by diverging economic interests” ( Scott Sullivan )
- To sell at a lower price than or to work for lower wages or fees than (a competitor).
- To make a cut under or below.
- To create an overhang by cutting material away from, as in carving.
- Sports a. To impart backspin to (a ball) by striking downward as well as forward, as in golf and baseball.b. To cut or slice (a ball) with an underarm stroke, as in tennis.
To engage in undercutting.
- a. A cut made in the under part to remove material.b. The material so removed.
- A notch cut in a tree to direct its fall and insure a clean break.
- Chiefly British The tenderloin of beef; the fillet.
- Sports a. A spin given to a ball opposite to its direction of flight; a backspin.b. A cut or slice imparting such a spin.c. A cut or slice made with an underarm motion.
(third-person singular simple present undercuts, present participle undercutting, simple past and past participle undercut)
From under- +"Ž cut.