underneath Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"underneath" in British English

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underneathpreposition, adverb

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈniːθ/  us   /-dɚ-/
B1 under or below: The ​tunnel goes ​right underneath the ​city. They ​found a ​bomb underneath the ​car. Underneath that ​shyexterior, she's ​actually a very ​warmperson. He was ​wearing a ​garishT-shirt underneath his ​shirt.
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underneathnoun

uk   /ˌʌn.dəˈniːθ/  us   /-dɚ-/
the underneath [S] the ​lowerpart or the ​bottomsurface of something: Bake for ​half an ​hour - the ​top should be ​crisp, and the underneath ​moist and ​succulent. She ​found the ​keytaped to the underneath of the ​table, as always.
(Definition of underneath from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"underneath" in American English

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underneathadjective, adverb [not gradable]

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈniθ/
directly under and usually ​hidden by something ​else: The Lincoln Tunnel ​passes underneath the Hudson River, which separates New York from New Jersey. When the ​painting was ​restored, an ​olderpainting was ​discovered underneath.
(Definition of underneath from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “underneath”
in Korean -아래로…
in Arabic تَحْت…
in Malaysian di bawah…
in French sous, au-dessous de…
in Russian под, внизу…
in Chinese (Traditional) 在(…)底下, 在(…)下麵…
in Italian al di sotto, sotto, in basso…
in Turkish altında…
in Polish pod, pod spodem, poniżej…
in Spanish bajo, debajo de…
in Vietnamese dưới, bên dưới…
in Portuguese debaixo, embaixo de…
in Thai ภายใต้…
in German unter…
in Catalan sota…
in Japanese ~の下に…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在(…)底下, 在(…)下面…
in Indonesian di bawah…
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