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underworld

noun [S] uk   /ˈʌn.də.wɜːld/  us   /-dɚ.wɝːld/

underworld noun [S] (CRIME)

the part of society consisting of criminal organizations and activities

underworld noun [S] (IN STORIES)

the underworld in mythology, a place under the earth where the spirits of the dead go
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Translations of “underworld”
in Vietnamese xã hội đen…
in Spanish hampa, bajos fondos…
in Thai สังคมของพวกนอกกฎหมาย…
in Malaysian dunia penjenayahan…
in French pégre…
in German die Unterwelt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 犯罪, 黑社會…
in Indonesian dunia kejahatan…
in Russian преступный мир…
in Turkish yeraltı dünyası…
in Chinese (Simplified) 犯罪, 黑社会…
in Polish świat przestępczy, półświatek…
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