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underneath

preposition, adverb uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈniːθ/ us    /-dɚ-/
B1 under or below: The tunnel goes right underneath the city. They found a bomb underneath the car. Underneath that shy exterior, she's actually a very warm person. He was wearing a garish T-shirt underneath his shirt.Under and below

underneath

noun uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈniːθ/ us    /-dɚ-/
the underneath [S] the lower part or the bottom surface of something: Bake for half an hour - the top should be crisp, and the underneath moist and succulent. She found the key taped to the underneath of the table, as always.Surfaces of objectsEdges and extremities of objects
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