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"beneath" in British English

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beneathpreposition

uk   /bɪˈniːθ/  us   /bɪˈniːθ/
  • 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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beneathadverb

uk   /bɪˈniːθ/  us   /bɪˈniːθ/
(Definition of beneath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"beneath" in American English

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beneathpreposition

 us   /bɪˈniθ/
in or to a lower position than; under: Jerry hid the letter beneath a pile of papers. The cool grass felt good beneath their feet.
(Definition of beneath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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