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underpass

[ uhn-der-pas, -pahs ]

noun

  1. a passage running underneath, especially a passage for pedestrians or vehicles, or both, crossing under a railroad, road, etc.


underpass

/ ˈʌndəˌpɑːs /

noun

  1. a section of a road that passes under another road, railway line, etc
  2. See subway
    another word for subway


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Word History and Origins

Origin of underpass1

First recorded in 1900–05; under- + pass

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Example Sentences

The driver lost control of the Charger on the ramp, ran off the road, struck a jersey wall, and then rode up a cement wall and struck the bottom of the underpass for the I-95 express lanes, state police said.

By midevening, underpasses and highways were flooding as water gushed into the subway system.

Longer lengths of twinkle lights are best for creating ambiance over bigger areas and are perfect for stretching across ceilings and underpasses to add mood lighting from above.

However, in the city of Doha, pretty much every neighborhood sees a new underpass, new overpass, new large highway being added every couple of months.

Pretty much every neighborhood sees a new underpass, new overpass, new large highway being added every couple of months.

Diana, who would have been 52 this year, died in a car crash in a Paris underpass in August 1997.

Diana, who would have been 51 this year, died in a car crash in a Paris underpass in August 1997.

Diana, who would have been 51 yesterday, died in a car crash in a Paris underpass in August 1997.

William was just 15 when his mother was killed, on 31 August 1997, in a car crash in a Paris underpass.

As it angles there and goes under the triple underpass there?

He looked to me like he was looking straight at the triple underpass.

Let me draw the triple underpass there, and you ran up to what point—where?

No; not until it turned and started to come under the underpass.

Now when you say triple underpass, there are actually three underpasses there?

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