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Under or below

under

adverb, preposition

directly below or at a lower level than something

below

adverb, preposition

in a lower place or position

lower

adjective

below another thing of the same kind

underneath

adjective, adverb, noun, preposition

in, to, or through a place directly below something or directly covered by it

underground

adjective

below the surface of the ground

underwater

adjective

existing, happening, or used under the surface of water

underfoot

adverb

under your feet in the place where you are walking

underlying

adjective

existing under the surface of something

beneath

adverb, preposition

directly under something or at a lower level

subterranean

adjective

under the ground

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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bottom gear

the gear that you use for driving a vehicle very slowly

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subtweet

to post a tweet, usually a negative one, that mentions a person without using the @ sign, so that they will not see the message on their Twitter feed …

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