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English definition of “beneath”

beneath

preposition (BELOW)    /bɪˈniːθ/
B2 in or to a lower position than someone or something, under someone or something: Jeremy 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).Under and below Grammar:BeneathBeneath is a preposition or an adverb.See moreGrammar:Beneath: meaning and useBeneath means ‘at a lower level than’.See moreGrammar:Beneath, under or below?Beneath has a meaning similar to under and below but we do not use it with numbers:See more
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