beneath Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “beneath” in the English Dictionary

"beneath" in British English

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beneathpreposition

uk   us   /bɪˈniːθ/

beneath preposition (BELOW)

B2 in or to a ​lowerposition 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 ​feelfirmground beneath ​ourfeetonce 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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beneath preposition (NOT GOOD ENOUGH)

be beneath sb C2 to not be good enough for someone: Officework of any ​description he ​felt was beneath him.

beneathadverb

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

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beneathpreposition

 us   /bɪˈniθ/
in or to a ​lowerposition than; under: Jerry ​hid the ​letter beneath a ​pile of ​papers. The ​coolgrassfelt good beneath ​theirfeet.
(Definition of beneath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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