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Preposition
In or at a lower level than
“He found some shade under the branches of the large tree.”
Preposition
Lower or less than in amount
“There are under a dozen apples left in that barrel.”
Preposition
Lower in grade or rank than
“Homer worked as a safety inspector under Mr. Burns, the owner of the local nuclear power plant.”
Preposition
Undergoing a process
“My bathroom is currently under renovation.”
Preposition
Governed, controlled or managed by
“He will have to remain at his present place of employment as he is under contract for the next two years.”
Preposition
In accordance with the rules of
“These are the regulations under the Affordable Care Act.”
Preposition
In a state of, or in the face of
“He is a strong-willed person who thrives under pressure.”
Preposition
Below the surface of water
“There is a shipwreck off the coast that is under water.”
Preposition
Following in order or importance
Adverb
At a lower place, level or layer
“The bottom of the bed seemed like a good place to hide, and so he went under.”
Adverb
In an unconscious state
“The boxer would go under after taking a direct punch to his head.”
Adjective
(medicine, colloquial) Under anesthesia
“Surgery could commence now that the patient was under.”
Adjective
Physically lying underneath
Adjective
Of or pertaining to a minor league
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