understate the importance or quality of;
"he played down his royal ancestry"
- We must keep down the cost of production.
- Cocoons mission difficulty tuned down.
- She tried to play down his part in the affair.
- He's always running down his wife's cooking.
- The electrician took the houselights down.
- I don't think that will cool his eagerness down.
- He has tried to play down his involvement in the affair.
- The UK also played down the threat posed by migratory birds.