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verb [transitive] underline pronunciation in British English /ˌʌndə(r)ˈlaɪn/
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present tense
present participleunderlining
past tenseunderlined
past participleunderlined
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  1. 1
    to show clearly that something is important or true
    The upsurge in violence merely underlines the need for continuing peace talks.
    Recent job losses underline the continued weakness of the economy.
    1. a.
      to emphasize something or state that it is important
      Both leaders underlined their commitment to making the agreement work.
      underline that: Doyle underlined that the students would not welcome these changes.


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