underprepositionuk /ˈʌn.dər/ us /-dɚ/
under preposition (LOWER POSITION)
- The children squealed in delight when they saw all the presents under the Christmas tree.
- I bent down to look under the bed.
- A dog lay under the table, gnawing on a bone.
- She used to hide her diary under her pillow.
- There was no soap, so I just quickly rinsed my hands under the tap.
under preposition (LESS THAN)
- You can get travel concessions if you are under 26.
- It's against the law to leave children under a certain age alone in the house.
- I managed to get all three suitcases for under $200.
- She ran her first marathon in just under three hours.
- You can walk from here to the station in under ten minutes.
under preposition (EXPERIENCING)
- An adult under British law is someone over 18 years old.
- He was under attack for daring to criticize the prime minister.
- The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic.
- I imagine he's under a lot of pressure at the moment.
- Except under clearly defined circumstances, it is illegal in Britain for a company to purchase its own shares.
under preposition (CONTROL)
- The group flourished under her firm leadership.
- He served under Harold Wilson as Transport Minister.
- Sleeping Beauty lay under the wicked fairy's spell until the prince woke her with a kiss.
- As a young painter, he studied under Picasso.
- Eastern Slavonia is to revert to Croatian government rule next year after a transitional period under U.N. administration.
under preposition (NAME)
underadverbuk /ˈʌn.dər/ us /-dɚ/
- The waves came crashing over my head and I could feel myself being sucked under by the currents.
- I like swimming but I don't like putting my head under.
- A big piece of rope netting was laid on the ground and we had to crawl under as quickly as we could.
- "Oh no, it's starting to rain." "I've got my umbrella - quick, get under."
- She was stuck on the other side of a locked door, but I got the key and slid it under to her.