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"underarm" in British English

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underarmadjective [before noun]

uk   /ˈʌn.də.rɑːm/  us   /-dɚ.ɑːrm/

underarmadjective, adverb

uk   /ˈʌn.də.rɑːm/  us   /-dɚ.ɑːrm/ UK (US underhand)
(done by) ​moving the ​arm below ​shoulderlevel: underarm ​bowling He ​bowled underarm for the ​youngerchildren.
Opposite
(Definition of underarm from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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underarmadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈʌn·dərˌɑrm/
of or for use in the ​armpit (= the ​hollowplace under ​yourarm where ​yourarmjoinsyourbody): underarm ​deodorants
(Definition of underarm from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underarm”
in Chinese (Simplified) 腋窝(用)的,腋下(用)的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腋窩(用)的,腋下(用)的…
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