Under



preposition
1.
beneath and covered by:
under a table; under a tree.
2.
below the surface of:
under water; under the skin.
3.
at a point or position lower or further down than:
He was hit just under his eye.
4.
in the position or state of bearing, supporting, sustaining, enduring, etc.:
to sink under a heavy load.
5.
beneath the heading or within the category of: Classify the books under “Fiction” and “General.”.
6.
as designated, indicated, or represented by:
to register under a new name.
7.
below in degree, amount, etc.; less than:
purchased under cost.
8.
below in rank; of less dignity, importance, or the like:
A corporal is under a sergeant.
9.
subject to the authority, direction, or supervision of:
a bureau functioning under the prime minister.
10.
subject to the instruction or advice of:
to study the violin under Heifetz.
11.
subject to the influence, condition, force, etc., of:
under these circumstances; born under the sign of Taurus.
12.
protected, controlled, or watched by:
under guard.
13.
authorized, warranted, or attested by:
under one’s hand or seal.
14.
in accordance with:
under the provisions of the law.
15.
during the rule, administration, or government of:
new laws passed under President Reagan.
16.
in the state or process of:
under repair; a matter under consideration.
17.
Nautical. powered by the means indicated:
under sail; under steam.
adverb
18.
below or beneath something:
Go over the fence, not under.
19.
beneath the surface.
20.
in a lower place.
21.
in a lower degree, amount, etc.:
selling blouses for $25 and under.
22.
in a subordinate position or condition.
23.
in or into subjection or submission.
adjective
24.
beneath or on the underside:
the under threads of the embroidery.
25.
lower in position.
26.
lower in degree, amount, etc.
27.
lower in rank or condition.
28.
subject to the control, effect, etc., as of a person, drug, or force:
The hypnotist had her subject under at once. The patient was under as soon as he breathed the anesthetic.
Verb phrases
29.
go under,

to give in; succumb; yield:
She tried desperately to fight off her drowsiness, but felt herself going under.
to fail in business:
After 20 years on the same corner they finally went under.

Idioms
30.
under wraps. wrap (def 14).
1.
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).
preposition
1.
directly below; on, to, or beneath the underside or base of: under one’s feet
2.
less than: under forty years
3.
lower in rank than: under a corporal
4.
subject to the supervision, jurisdiction, control, or influence of
5.
subject to (conditions); in (certain circumstances)
6.
within a classification of: a book under theology
7.
known by: under an assumed name
8.
planted with: a field under corn
9.
powered by: under sail
10.
(astrology) during the period that the sun is in (a sign of the zodiac): born under Aries
adverb
11.
below; to a position underneath something
prefix
1.
below or beneath: underarm, underground
2.
of lesser importance or lower rank: undersecretary
3.
to a lesser degree than is proper; insufficient or insufficiently: undercharge, underemployed
4.
indicating secrecy or deception: underhand
Uncle Tomahawk

noun phrase

ANativeAmerican who emulates or adopts the behavior of the majority culture; a servile Native American (1970s+ Native American)

under a cloud
under age
under any circumstances
under arrest
under consideration
under cover
under false colors
under fire
under lock and key
under one’s belt
under one’s breath
under one’s feet
under one’s hat
under one’s nose
under one’s own steam
under one’s skin
under pain of
under par
under someone’s spell
under someone’s thumb
under someone’s wing
under the aegis of
under the circumstances
under the counter
under the gun
under the hammer
under the impression
under the influence
under the knife
under the sun
under the table
under the weather
under the wire
under way
under wraps

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