Underneath

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Definition

underneath (my desk): below, under, beneath (my desk)
adverb
I hid the presents underneath the table. She won't see them unless she sits on the floor.

Underneath is a synonym of "under" but is less common; it is not used figuratively:

underneath the chair below, under the seat
under pressure feeling compelled, obligated, strongly encouraged to do something

Examples

  • "There's no resentment underneath"
  • "What are you doing on the floor, underneath your desk?"
  • "Susie : The past three days I've come into work, I've found Jean underneath my desk."
  • "Come and sit with me underneath my Christmas tree"

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