underprepositionuk /ˈʌn.dər/ us /ˈʌn.dɚ/
under preposition (LOWER POSITION)
under preposition (LESS THAN)
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.
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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 /ˈʌn.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.