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undercut Tweet Definition of undercut Like Definition of undercut on Facebook
noun 
  1. A cut made in the lower part of something; the material so removed.
  2. The notch cut in a tree to direct its fall when being felled.
verb (undercuts, undercutting, undercut, undercut)
  1. To sell (something) at a lower price, or to work for lower wages, than a competitor.
  2. To create an overhang by cutting away material from underneath.
     
Union Jack Tweet Definition of Union Jack Like Definition of Union Jack on Facebook
noun 
     
upside Tweet Definition of upside Like Definition of upside on Facebook
noun 
  1. the highest or uppermost side or portion of something
  2. a favourable aspect of something that also has an unfavourable aspect
  3. an upward tendency, especially in a financial market etc
     
urchin Tweet Definition of urchin Like Definition of urchin on Facebook
noun 
  1. A mischievous child.
  2. street kid, a child from from a poor neighborhood.
  3. (archaic) A hedgehog.
     
usher Tweet Definition of usher Like Definition of usher on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person, in a church, cinema etc., who escorts people to their seats.
  2. A male escort at a wedding.
  3. A doorkeeper in a courtroom.
verb (ushers, ushering, ushered)
  1. To act as an usher.
  2. To escort (someone.)
     

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