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Idioms for under

    under wraps. wrap (def. 14).

Origin of under

before 900; Middle English, Old English; cognate with Dutch onder,German unter,Old Norse undir,Latin inferus located below

synonym study for under

2. See below.

Definition for under (2 of 2)

under-

a prefixal use of under, as to indicate place or situation below or beneath (underbrush; undertow); lower in grade or dignity (undersheriff; understudy); of lesser degree, extent, or amount (undersized); or insufficiency (underfeed).

Origin of under-

Middle English; Old English
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British Dictionary definitions for under (1 of 2)

under
/ (ˈʌndə) /

preposition

adverb

below; to a position underneath something

Word Origin for under

Old English; related to Old Saxon, Gothic undar, Old High German untar, Old Norse undir, Latin infra

British Dictionary definitions for under (2 of 2)

under-

prefix

below or beneathunderarm; underground
of lesser importance or lower rankundersecretary
to a lesser degree than is proper; insufficient or insufficientlyundercharge; underemployed
indicating secrecy or deceptionunderhand
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Idioms and Phrases with under

under

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