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underlieverb [T]

us   /ˌʌn·dərˈlɑɪ/ present participle underlying, past tense underlay /ˌʌn·dərˈleɪ/ , past participle underlain /ˌʌn·dərˈleɪn/
to be a cause of or strong influence on something: More fundamental economic problems may underlie last week’s stock market slide. Note: said esp. of a hidden cause or influence
(Definition of underlie from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underlie”
in Chinese (Simplified) 是…的深层原因, 对…有重大影响…
in Chinese (Traditional) 是…, 對…有重大影響…
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