Translation of "underlie" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /ˌʌn.dəˈlaɪ/ US  /-dɚ-/ (present participle underlying, past tense underlay, past participle underlain)

to be a hidden cause of or strong influence on something

Psychological problems very often underlie apparently physical disorders. 明显的生理疾病下常常隐藏着心理问题。

(Translation of “underlie” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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