verb (used with object)
to act (a part) sketchily.
to act subtly and restrainedly.
to understate or de-emphasize; downplay:
The ambassador underplayed his role in the peace negotiations.
verb (used without object)
to leave out of one’s acting all subtlety and enriching detail.
to achieve an effect in acting with a minimum of emphasis.
to play (a role) with restraint or subtlety
to achieve (an effect) by deliberate lack of emphasis
(intransitive) (cards) to lead or follow suit with a lower card when holding a higher one
noun 1. a plot subordinate to another plot, as in a novel. noun 1. a subsidiary plot in a literary or dramatic work 2. an undercover plot
verb (used with object), populated, populating. 1. to inhabit; live in; be the inhabitants of. 2. to furnish with inhabitants, as by colonization; people. verb (transitive) 1. (often passive) to live in; inhabit 2. to provide a population for; colonize or people
[uhn-der-pop-yuh-ley-tid] /ˌʌn dərˈpɒp yəˌleɪ tɪd/ adjective 1. having a population lower than is normal or desirable. underpopulated /ˌʌndəˈpɒpjʊˌleɪtɪd/ adjective 1. having a low population rate
noun 1. an exterior appendage to a building, forming a covered approach or vestibule to a doorway. 2. a veranda. 3. the Porch, the portico or stoa in the agora of ancient Athens, where the Stoic philosopher Zeno of Citium and his followers met. 4. Obsolete. a portico. noun 1. a low structure projecting from […]