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I'll leave the key underneath the mat.
Curtis was partially crushed underneath the helicopter as it hit the ground.
Everybody got underneath the tables to escape the gunfire.
The child screamed once, and disappeared underneath the ice.
The photographer's name was printed underneath.
He opened his jacket to reveal a bullet-proof vest underneath.
The pancakes should be golden underneath.
The animal has rough hair on its back and soft, silky fur underneath.
The wound has healed on top, but the skin underneath is still very painful.
The underneath of the car was badly damaged.
Underneath her calm exterior, she was a deeply troubled woman.
Gary is a typical Highlander – tough on the outside but with a heart of gold underneath.
It looks like a lot of fuss about nothing, but underneath there is a serious point.
This is the British English definition of underneath. View American English definition of underneath.
a room in a church used for storing things
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