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English definition of “under”

under

preposition (LOWER POSITION)   /ˌʌn·dər/
in or to a position below or lower than (something else ), often so that one thing covers the other: Our dog hides under the bed whenever we have a lightning storm . She was holding the umbrella under her arm (= between her upper arm and the side of her chest ).
(Definition of under preposition (LOWER POSITION) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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