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beneath

preposition uk   /bɪˈniːθ/ us  

beneath preposition (BELOW)

B2 in or to a lower position than someone or something, under someone or something: Jaime hid the letter beneath a pile of papers. We huddled together for warmth beneath the blankets. After weeks at sea, it was wonderful to feel firm ground beneath our feet once more. Emma was so tired and hungry that her legs were beginning to give way beneath her (= she was about to fall over).
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beneath preposition (NOT GOOD ENOUGH)

be beneath sb C2 to not be good enough for someone: Office work of any description he felt was beneath him.

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Translations of “beneath”
in Korean 밑에…
in Arabic تَحت…
in French sous, au-dessous de…
in Turkish altında, alt tarafta, aşağıda…
in Italian sotto, sotto di…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在下麵, 在…下方, 到…下方…
in Russian под, внизу, ниже…
in Polish pod, poniżej, poniżej godności…
in Spanish bajo, debajo (de), no valer la pena…
in Portuguese debaixo, abaixo de…
in German unter…
in Catalan sota…
in Japanese ~の下に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在下面, 在…下方, 到…下方…
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