underbid

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v underbid bid too low
    • v underbid bid lower than a competing bidder
    • v underbid bid (a hand of cards) at less than the strength of the hand warrants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Underbid To bid less than, as when a contract or service is offered to the lowest bidder; to offer to contract, sell, or do for a lower price than.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • underbid To bid or offer less than (another), as at auctions; offer to execute work, supply goods, etc., at a lower price than (another).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Underbid un-dėr-bid′ to bid or offer less than, as at an auction.
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Usage

In literature:

Two of a trade must not underbid each other.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete" by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
In the competition for a chance to work, the man with a lower standard of living will underbid the man with a higher standard.
"The People of the Abyss" by Jack London
Two of a trade must not underbid each other.
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 4." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Do not let us be underbidding God's workmanship.
"Quiet Talks on Service" by S. D. Gordon
Today he outnumbers and underbids the American and the north European.
"Our Foreigners" by Samuel P. Orth
Ours, losing this benefit, would need a higher freight out, in which, therefore, they will be underbid by the British.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
I flatter myself the beasts that perish could not underbid that, as a low form of consciousness.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
But they can make their way into the industries occupied by men, only by doing the work in men's way, and underbidding men in wages.
"The Education of American Girls" by Anna Callender Brackett
Whittier, Wheatcroft & Co. had lost important contracts because of underbidding, due to knowledge surreptitiously obtained.
"Tales of Fantasy and Fact" by Brander Matthews
It may be stated that no trade school should underbid the market, but should charge the full prices and expect to give equivalent returns.
"The Making of a Trade School" by Mary Schenck Woolman
He lives cheaply, crowds, and underbids even the Jew in the sweat shop.
"The Battle with the Slum" by Jacob A. Riis
On the other hand, if we reduce rates we shall be underbid until the government margin of larger operation cost causes us to lose money.
"Herbert Hoover" by Vernon Kellogg
They are held to be base because their dexterity and frugality enable them to underbid the lazy, luxurious Caucasian.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
They had their proper price, he tried to convey, which of course no gentleman would underbid.
"The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman" by H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
No one can ever underbid him, except by paying for the privilege.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
Even then their prices are certain to be exorbitant, and with Gerald Hamer's list I am certain I can underbid them.
"Harper's Round Table, April 30, 1895" by Various
He may be underbid on this, and if he loses the job he'll curse me out, but I'm willing to risk it.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
I say nobody could underbid us.
"The Boss of Wind River" by A. M. Chisholm
The bidder would be afraid somebody would get at those figures and go and underbid him.
"The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 10 (of 12) Dresden Edition--Legal" by Robert G. Ingersoll
He lives cheaply, crowds, and underbids even the Jew in the sweatshop.
"A Ten Year War" by Jacob A. Riis
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In news:

The vendor had apparently underbid on the contract, expecting to make money on upgrading hardware.
Sprint's Hesse Underbidding For Clearwire, Still Hopes Shareholders Can Be Duped.
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In science:

Third, when an agent is paying exactly v − C on winning, they are capacitated when considering underbidding, but risk-neutral when considering overbidding.
Prior-independent Auctions for Risk-averse Agents
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